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A Letter from Your Uncle

A Letter from Your Uncle

My Dear Nephew, I hope this letter finds you well. I’m enjoying my retirement. Gardening has become very therapeutic. Congratulations on your recent success! Being elected into such a noble office is a great accomplishment. Now that you are entering into the halls of power, I have a few reflections to offer. I believe they will assist you in the noble task of subjugating the population. I hope you find them useful. I offer them to you with my deepest…

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American Jesus

American Jesus

Matthew 5:38-45 American Exceptional Version 38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39 But I say to you, do not merely resist an evildoer. If anyone strikes you on the right cheek (or is even thinking about striking you on the right cheek), strike them down. Strike down their families. Strike down their villages. Strike down their nation, so that even their descendants live in fear. 40 If…

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Jesus Hates Islamophobia

Jesus Hates Islamophobia

Every time a Muslim refugee or Muslim citizen commit a violent crime in this country, it gets fed through the right wing media machine. Then hundreds of people, most of them professing Christians, leave hateful comments filled with revenge fantasies and violent rhetoric. Read the comments section of any major media article that even mentions Islam and you’ll see what I mean. I have three things to say about this phenomenon. 1) This is called confirmation bias. One tends to find what…

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A Litany of Lament

A Litany of Lament

We thank you, O God, for the good things we enjoy in our lives. But lament that our abundance has brought destitution to sisters and brothers throughout the earth. We thank you, O God, for the justice proclaimed by your Son Jesus Christ. But we remember that our world is mired in oppression and violence. We thank you, O God, for the liberty that is ours by the Holy Spirit. But we confess that we are easily enslaved by petty…

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A Litany of Resistance

A Litany of Resistance

O Holy Spirit, who at the beginning of creation moved over the face of the waters, Create us anew with your life-giving power. O Holy Spirit, who inspired the prophets of old to speak boldly to a stiff-necked generation Empower us to speak prophetically in our day. O Holy Spirit, who came as a dove at the Baptism of Jesus, Strengthen us as the Baptized in our life in the world. O Holy Spirit, who led Jesus into the wilderness…

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