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Attention, Deficit, Hyperactivity, Disorder: The American Crisis

Part 1 of my four-part sermon on what is going on in America can be found at: View at Medium.com

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& the band paraded out

(after Cavafy)   & the band paraded out of Congo Square, marching to the midnight tolls, the enslaved spirits free for a time, between fourth and fifth, between Rampart and the plantation. The music drifted away, toward heaven, outstripping the … Continue reading

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The Marriage Ruling

It was a courtyard bell ringing, tugged by a hundred million hearts, just as the service starts. It was Marion Anderson singing, as Lincoln watched. It was the Stonewall that cried, “no more.” It was the jagged piece of our … Continue reading

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Thug or mentally ill?

Thug, or mentally ill? Let’s consider the evidence: * Racist hate groups’ constant rhetoric of “they’re taking over” * Assault-weapon gun ownership (for protection) involving less paperwork then a fishing license * The most overpriced health care system in the … Continue reading

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A reflection on Caitlyn Jenner, Rachel Dolezal, and the American art of reinvention

For those who can afford it, America has always been a land rich in the possibilities for reinvention. Long before The Great Gatsby, people in this country have seized the opportunity to remake themselves in the image of that which … Continue reading

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Isaiah 1:4-23 – an interpretation

Woe to this sinful nation, a people whose guilt is great, a brood of evildoers, children given to corruption! They have forsaken true power, they have despised the Holy One of all lands, and turned their backs on mystery. Why … Continue reading

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“Sermons I like”: “The Car You Drive”

I’m starting a new series here, called simply “Sermons I Like”. There are so many great sermons out there, both UU and otherwise, and part of my spiritual practice is to read or listen to others’ sermons. Not that I … Continue reading

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