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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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Bravery Is Relative

We look happy. And we are. But when a friend called this morning and was like, “great photos of you and Eric this weekend!” and all I could think was, you have no idea what shit-show this week has been for me.

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Short Prayer for Those Grieving

May blessings abound for you where they are not expected.

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The Social Brain

In this program, we learn about how people develop different levels of empathy. Daniel Goleman is a former New York Times science reporter specializing in how brain function affects the way we feel and perceive life.

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Sermon: Love This Way

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

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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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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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Epiphany in a Box

Years ago, my dear wife, Roberta Maran, came up with an idea at Christmas that enchanted me.  “In addition to other presents, let’s give people Christmas boxes that have nothing inside of them – except messages that are deep and pithy!”

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The Science of Compassion

Now available on-demand

The Science of Compassion course is intended to present a broad overview of research into a relatively new branch of neuroscience. Compassion can and must be learned.

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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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This Isn’t Just Jesus’ Birthday

It isn’t just Jesus’ birthday. The whole of creation is reborn.

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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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Giving Christianity Back to Agape Love

A New Paradigm for Being Church Together

How could a church that has been plagued by anti-Semitism, the killing of the Crusades, and the violence of the Inquisition (to name a few) be redeemed of these evils? Quite simply, it has always returned to Jesus.

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Mediocrates: Ehh, Good Enough.

Don’t try so hard.

Be ok being a bit disappointing.

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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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Green Christ: Myth, Mystery and Mycelia – Part 1

In this episode ‘Green Christ’ we will explore an ancient archetype of the divine that takes us “out of the mind” so that we can return to the body, deep in the somatic, erotic, and the instinctual polyphonous flesh of the world, a wilder incarnation.

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