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Thoughts on religion, politics, life and death. And other banned topics.

Tag: race

  • Stop Saying “All Lives Matter”

    Stop Saying “All Lives Matter”

    There have been plenty of explanations on social media about why you should stop saying “all lives matter.” Yet I continue to see it shared by well-meaning friends who think they are adding balance and reason to a debate that has gone off kilter. Despite deep misgivings about my ability to sway anyone’s opinion, I…

  • Love is Care

    It has become standard practice now to follow “Love your neighbor as yourself” with admonitions to love yourself. Yet the New Testament never has any such admonitions. Has self-loathing become such a problem over the past 2,000 years that we now need to be told to love ourselves? Or are we missing something that first-century…

  • Segregated Sundays

    “For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility.” —Ephesians 2:14 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. —Galatians 3:28 Why are our churches…