Monthly Archives: March 2017

An Apology for a Former President

(First Published July 31, 2015) New York Times Columnist, Nicholas Kristof, offered an apology on behalf of the media to former President Jimmy Carter in 2015. Carter only served one term as president. It was a time of rapid inflation. … Continue reading

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Integrity in Washington – Fixing What is Broken in Health Care

I breathed a great big sigh of relief when the repeal and replace health care law was pulled yesterday and wondered if President Trump secretly did too. The American Health Care Act, the bill that would have replaced the Affordable … Continue reading

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Living as a Christian Nation in the Post Election World of 2016

(First Published – November 14, 2016) The election of 2016 has torn at the very fabric of our nation. Words and actions have brought out our darker angels. Facebook posts tell both sides of the long battle for the White … Continue reading

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Jury Duty and the Question “Isn’t Christianity all about Forgiveness and Redemption”

(First published November, 2015) “Isn’t Christianity all about forgiveness and redemption?” was the question I was asked, as I sat as a potential juror in a courtroom in the Hennepin County’s Government Center. Hennepin is Minnesota’s most populated county. Criminal … Continue reading

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What is a Christian to do in this World of Alternative Facts, Values, Assumptions and Differing News Sources?

What is a Christian to do in this world of alternative facts, values, assumptions and differing news sources? How do we stand as people of faith, living our lives with the hope of Christ? Does it matter what our neighbors … Continue reading

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The Enigma of Donald Trump in the Evangelical World

(This was first published in February of 2016, before Donald Trump was chosen as the Republican nominee for President. The questions I raised then, are still my questions. Today’s budget underscores my earlier concerns.) The enigma of Donald Trump has … Continue reading

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Will We Live Out Our Heritage as People of Faith or Will We Succumb to fear?

First Published November 17, 2015 In a scene reminiscent of World War II, when nations around the world refused refuge to Jewish people fleeing the death camps of Hitler, today we are preparing to abandon another group of refugees. Fear … Continue reading

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