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True Freedom

Many people are confused, angry, and worried about the future — while others feel their longest hoped-for political dreams have become reality. The air is full of tension, even on these sunny summer days, and it seems as if the nation has somehow cracked open.

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Evil and the Deadly Sins of the (once) Supreme Court

The very tone of Alito’s document, as one historian has pointed out, is ugly to the core.  There is no attempt to reach out to others or make common ground or even to put out feelings that are positive. 

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Abortion Rights

The decision whether or not to bear a child is central to a woman’s life, to her well-being and dignity.

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Remembering to pace and steady ourselves for the long haul

This ruling may seem like a victory to those who have weaponized their faith to limit women’s self-determination, bodily autonomy, privacy rights, agency, and lives. But this ruling is not a victory for anyone; it is a tragedy for everyone.

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Jesus Takes A Side

Embracing the Political Demands of the Gospel

  Jesus sides with the oppressed. Will you? In a world divided by left and right, red and blue, many Christians have upheld a “third way” approach in pursuit of moderation, harmony, and unity. But if Christians …

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#Moonshine Jesus Show – June 6, 2022

Join Caleb and Mark as they enjoy a themed drink (or two) and bring their high-octane progressive Christian perspectives in consideration of the latest, intense season of Netflix’s “Stranger Things.”

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#Moonshine Jesus Show – May 30, 2022

Join Mark and Caleb as they enjoy a themed drink (or two) and bring their high-octane progressive Christian perspectives in consideration of the latest Star Wars show: “Obi-Wan Kenobi.”

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#Moonshine Jesus Show

Join Mark and Caleb as they enjoy a themed drink (or two) and bring their progressive Christian perspectives in consideration of Netflix’s smash hit, “Ozark.”

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Christians Fighting Christians: A Disgraceful Legacy

The Christian Church has a disgraceful legacy of Christians fighting Christians. In the aftermath of the Council of Chalcedon in 451, Christians fought among themselves for two hundred years over the nature of Jesus.

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A Win for the World

The first win for the world would be a free, strengthened, unified, and rebuilt Ukraine. The bigger win for the world would be a Russian Federation that has the capacity to defend itself militarily but not the capacity to invade other nations. That would open the door to invite Russia into the new world economic order again.

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Can I Be Happy To Be Nappy In Massachusetts

How I wear my hair is my business. Ironically, the Commonwealth decided it is now legal for me to do so.

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#Moonshine Jesus Show – March 14, 2022

Pour yourself a drink and join us for good times as we talk about pop culture, theology, and politics from progressive Christian perspective.

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As War Rages, this Lent is NOT the time for Fasting! – Spring Forth

    In the wilderness of these days, I find myself tempted to retreat from the world around me. The pandemic has trained me too well in the arts of isolation. Hunkering down in the safety of my …

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Freedom, Responsibility and the Moral Imperative

Even 150 years ago, it would appear the question of how much freedom was too much freedom was a debate with which our forebears had to wrestle. Their assertions were based on their divergent understandings of what the notion of freedom accorded them under our national constitution.

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White Christian Nationalism and the Dark Side of Dopamine

If people can be helped to understand that the god they profess is not the God of Jesus, that no man is the messiah, and that God blesses all people, not just America, then perhaps WCN can be overcome. The church has a job to do, and that quite simply is to speak truth to perversion.

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How should people honor Martin Luther King

How should people honor Martin Luther King on this year’s observance of his holiday on January 17th? It depends.

As of this writing there is no clear assurance of the passage of two Voting Right Acts both stalled in that profoundly and structurally undemocratic institution, the U.S. Senate.

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Measuring the Evil of “the Big Lie”

In John 8, Jesus observes that when you know the truth, “the truth will make you free.”  In the Bible, truth-telling is an important matter.  Indeed, the commandment truth of the ninth commandment spells this out for us: “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor”.

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Recent trials reflect white fragility

When a predominately white jury found the McMichaels and Bryan guilty of felony murder among other charges in the Ahmaud Arbery case, many assumed justice was served compared to the Rittenhouse verdict. The juxtaposition of images of the two trial cases conjured hope for change in our two justice systems: Rittenhouse went home, while the McMichaels and Bryan went back to jail.

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