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Cold and Broken Hallelujahs: A meditation on Leonard Cohen, Shrek, Dystopia, and Hope

There is no greater irony that a whole generation was introduced to this moving, powerful song in the movie Shrek. Continue reading

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God Shed His Grace: A meditation for Independence Day, 2018

We can rise above grotesque nationalism. We can discard our gut distrust and hatred of immigrants and refugees. We are a many colored quilt, of different homes, different nationalities, different faiths, different circumstances. We can come together to embrace each other as neighbors. In humility, I believe America will find its way. Not in bravado. Not in power. Not in defense. But in honest, clear-thinking love of our neighbors. 
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Thoughts on Independence

Today, on the Fourth of July, we here in the US celebrate our Independence Day, when we declared a formal break from our parent country of England and set out to establish a grand new experiment. Of course, this set … Continue reading

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