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#Moonshine Jesus Show – January 23, 2023

Join Mark and Caleb as they enjoy a themed drink (or two) and bring their high-octane progressive Christian perspectives in consideration of the Disney’s “Willow.”

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Real Men

I wanted to share a teaser about what makes real men , and it’s not being a marine or cowboy or smoking a certain brand of cancer-sticks.

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Butts and Bottled Water

Earlier this week, I read that Spain has ruled cigarette manufacturers responsible for the cost of cigarette butt clean-up. I was SOOOOO excited about that; completely over the top!

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What do Eisenhower, King and Jesus have in common?

What Eisenhower and King had in common was a dream of a different kind of America.

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Sermon: Love This Way

Scripture: Deuteronomy 6.1-9 and Leviticus 19.18″ Jacqui Lewis

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#Moonshine Jesus Show – January 16, 2023

Join Mark and Caleb as they enjoy a themed drink (or two) and bring their high-octane progressive Christian perspectives in consideration of the surprise smash hit, “M3GAN.”

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“Martin Luther King, Jr., APRIL 4, 1968”

By Gwendolyn Brooks

His Dream still wishes to anoint
the barricades of faith and of control.

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Dr. King on the Failures of Religion

Dr. Martin Luther King, whose Feast Day we celebrate today, had his criticism of church and religion.

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Abraham Lincoln and the Workings of Whisper Ethics

Abraham Lincoln was a progressive Christian. While being raised in a small fundamentalist Baptist church, Lincoln rejected the Christianity of his parents.

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Thoughts on a New Year

Where is all this going? What can we ultimately hope for, for both the universe as a whole and our own individual life as part of that same whole?

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Pope Benedict XVI’s era of LGBTQ+ bashing comes to an end

Sadly Benedicts’ anti-modernity views on AIDS and women’s role within the Catholic Church hierarchy were both retro, reckless, and spiritually abusive. For example, he stuck by his no condoms even in an age of AIDS.

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The Food Donation Improvement Act

The Food Tank is INCREDIBLY excited to share with you that the Food Donation Improvement Act passed both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and is now heading to President Biden’s desk for final approval! It is a major bipartisan accomplishment.

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El Paso is Bethlehem

Today there are Bethlehems all over the world as families are forced to leave home environments, travel to places unprepared for them, and find a way to survive on their own.

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Protest, Pride, Pew, and Presidential Pen

Remembering that quiet revolutionaries matter greatly

President Joe Biden signed the Respect for Marriage Act at a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House. The new law creates federal protections for both same-sex and interracial marriages, effectively guarding these rights against the possibility of the Supreme Court overturning the rulings that previously granted them.

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Book Review: “The Road to Character” by David Brooks

  The Road to Character by David Brooks, A Review by Rick Herrick          How do we become a moral person? How do we come to do a better job living the teachings of …

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All Our Griefs to Bear: Responding with Resilience after Collective Trauma

Church and Christian community look a lot different than they did before the horrors of the coronavirus pandemic, racial trauma, and economic uncertainty revealed difficult truths about the wounds we carry. The damage caused by trauma is deep and affects every part of our lives together.

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Upside-Down Apocalypse: Grounding Revelation in the Gospel of Peace

  A peacemaker’s guide to the book of Revelation The book of Revelation—which deals on a cosmic scale with good and evil, politics and empire, community and eternity—has intrigued and frustrated readers since it was written. How …

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The Seven Deadly Sins of White Christian Nationalism

A Call to Action (Religion in the Modern World)

In this book, Carter Heyward shows how American Christians have played a major role in building and securing structures of injustice in American life. She contends that, especially since the end of World War Two, American Christianity too often has been coopted by a white Christian nationalist agenda.

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