Category Archives: Faith & Politics

When our Heroes Fall

I live in Lake Wobegon country and I must say, that heroes are falling fast. If you are a fan of Public Radio, you’ll recognize Lake Wobegon as a feature on the Prairie Home Companion show. Both our Minnesota Senator … Continue reading

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Worshiping Guns or God?

When did we decide that we would worship guns instead of God? When did we determine that if we sacrificed enough of our children on that altar, the rest of us would somehow be safe? When did we conclude that everyone was entitled to the equipment which would allow them to slaughter innocents – instead of reserving that equipment for people charged with protecting our nation? Did we have a vote on that? Did all of us get a chance to be part of the conversation? Continue reading

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The Problem of Being Rich

I’ve begun to understand in a new way, why Jesus said that it would be more difficult for a *“Rich person to enter the Kingdom of Heaven, than for a camel to go through the eye of a needle.” Unless … Continue reading

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A Roller Coaster Called Health Care

When my youngest daughter was born prematurely in 1977, it was a very frightening time. Her early months were one roller coaster after another of wondering if she would survive. There was more than one Code Blue called on her. … Continue reading

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We All Drink from One Water

“We all drink from one water We all breathe from one air We rise from one ocean And we live under one sky Remember We are one” Anwar Fazal We take the earth and its cycles for granted, until something … Continue reading

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Choosing to Look Past our Differences

Henri Nouwen said, “To die to our neighbors means to stop judging them, to stop evaluating them, and thus to become free to be compassionate. Compassion can never coexist with judgment because judgment creates the distance, the distinction, which prevents … Continue reading

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God Made Us Stewards of the Earth For a Purpose

God made us stewards of the earth for a purpose. These have been challenging times for those of us who are concerned about environmental issues . . . Whether it is President Trump pulling the United States out of the … Continue reading

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