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January 2, 2019

Humility: How 2019 Could Be Different

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As a new year begins, we need to imagine what the universe could be – indeed should be. What if we had a world full of humble people? I guess there’d be no more war, because people would have the humility to negotiate and make peace. There would be...

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December 10, 2018

Finding Peace in the Confusion: Advent Reflections

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You cannot fight for justice, you cannot fight for the environment, you cannot fight for peace, without peace in your heart and the joy that naturally accompanies it. Conrad Richter wrote that “Unhappy men are dangerous.” A good point. So let go of...

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November 12, 2018

I Believe: Don’t Force Faith

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But what is faith? Religions, churches, and denominations often ask their followers to repeat religious phrases in order to be “saved.” This can get us into dire straits of insincerity and languishing guilt; if there is a good God above why would he...

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September 24, 2018

America’s Bloody Tyrant

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Doubtless there is a lot of legitimate travel going on, but by and large I think Edward Abbey is right; we are too often under the thumb of a tyrant that takes us away from our children, our parents, our friends, and from the joys of Mother Nature...

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