Category Archives: Justice Issues

The Good, Bad, Loud, and Violent

I could feel it the moment I walked into the stadium. Big money, high stakes, and testosterone. The choreography of the day rivaled that of the best Broadway musical. From start to finish each second of the NFL game was … Continue reading

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Two Countries

“It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” Okay, so I borrowed that first line. But it was. And it is. Some things are universal. History repeats itself. Over and over. In the last six weeks … Continue reading

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Just One More Step

Standing high on a hill on the banks of the Ohio River, looking across at the state of Kentucky, history was coursing through my veins filling me with a sense of time past and time present. As both crowded my … Continue reading

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Every Step of the Way

This is the most sacred week of the year for Jews and Christians. It is the week of Passover for Jews and Holy Week for Christians – a week when Jews decide if they will walk with Moses and other … Continue reading

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#GagaGodJustice

“One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”So began Lady Gaga’s dazzling half-time Super Bowl performance. And so ends the Pledge of Allegiance of the United States of America. Not coincidentally, this phrase lies at the heart … Continue reading

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Let’s Overwhelm the World – Together

“In the last few days, we have seen acts of violence in which children of God have been killed.” So began Episcopal Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s message yesterday.As I listened to the stark reality of his words, tears began to stream … Continue reading

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Yes, It Really Is That Simple

Sometimes it’s hard to know what to say, much less to write in a spirituality column. It seems as if all spirituality, all goodness, all that is just and true has fled the American political scene. Exit stage right, or … Continue reading

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One Flag Up, One Flag Down

This week marks a turning point in American history – a time when long held traditions came tumbling down, resulting in the raising up of one flag, and the taking down of another. Flags are symbols in America. Symbols of our … Continue reading

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Crucifixion of Complacency

“Crucify him! Crucify him!” Many Christians throughout the world who attend the Palm Sunday liturgy, find themselves participating in the gospel narrative. Regardless of how we may feel, we find ourselves shouting, “Crucify him!” In that moment, we are transformed from … Continue reading

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Game On!

“Game on!” cry the Super Bowl ads. And game on it is. The Super Bowl has been an American tradition for as long as I can remember. Even though I grew up in SEC country where college bowls reigned supreme, … Continue reading

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