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Dear Ferguson Protestor,

You have suffered a grave, systemic, institutionalized injustice. But it’s not what you think it is. It’s not The Man and it’s not racism. I do not deny the existence of racism but the color of your skin is not at the heart of this matter. The problem is more powerful and profoundly wounding to your souls.…

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Marriage, poverty, and self-control.

A couple days ago I had breakfast with a dearly loved liberal friend.  She is a biologist and doing valuable work to protect our earth’s natural resources around the globe.  Despite our differing perspectives, we found common ground regarding our values- specifically in anti-trafficking efforts, feeding the hungry, and fighting poverty.  Because we have both…

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The Other American Church

You’ve hear about the churches that major on gay marriage or single out gays for exclusion and ridicule.  They get lots of press. Here’s what many other churches are doing.  You won’t hear about them in the paper so I thought I would share one story about the “Other” American church here: One morning last May, my husband…