Amanda Marcotte got the memo. Religion in America is dying, and the religion of bigotry is finding it hard to maintain its followership.
Here are some things I read recently but didn't get around to blogging about.
Advent is the season of the showing. Sure of the growth within us, we know that things are about to change.
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The gospel in seven words or less
The Spirit who raised
Jesus from the dead is working to infiltrate the whole creation with God's
Isaiah 40:1-11; Mark 1:1-8
As the second Sunday
in advent approaches, I find the prophets of the season compelling. To my ears,
their message sounds pretty consistent: "Change the ways of this world."
Years ago I cringed when I saw that the Onion sells a t-shirt with the slogan, "I appreciate
the Muppets on a much deeper level than you." My friend John
and I had just been discussing the Muppets' sly use of metafictional
The gospel in seven words
Our "no" is a human
rejection of God's claim on us as our creator, sustainer and lord, a rejection
that produces alienation and isolation, even from ourselves.
As of right now, federal spending is scheduled to be cut by $1.2 trillion on January 1, 2013--the same day the Bush tax cuts (worth $3.8 trillion) are set to expire.
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