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Will You Boycott the Russian Olympics?

Boycotting sponsors is as Capitalist an act as any. It’s about consumers voting with their feet and pocketbooks. It’s not about free speech even if the plan is to boycott sponsors of some offensive radio talker. It’s about not paying to have them spew their

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How the Resurrection Ruined Christianity

“I need you to talk with an ordination candidate for moment. He has a question for you.” The voice on the phone was the pastor whose independent Atlanta, Georgia-based church had ordained me just over a decade ago. “Sure,” I said, not at all sure

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The Root of Justice

Do we, as people, truly understand justice? We created an image of justice as a blind lady with measuring scales and a sword. We invent heroes like Batman, Superman, and The Punisher. What hero did God send us? Was Jesus like any of these? Jesus

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Teamwork

Anyone who knows me well is aware of the fact-and I have absolutely not an iota of shame in admitting it – that team sports, be they baseball, basketball, hockey, or football which is presently in season – do absolutely nothing to interest me at

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The Public Pool

Every day, in our society, we see examples of gross injustice. We bemoan what seems, to most of us, a growing trend. But we don’t quite know how to make sense of it. What the talking heads who comment on the problem all too often

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A Jig of Justice

Preached on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Jubilee! Circle, Columbia, SC Readings: Amos 8:1-12: Surely I will never forget any of their deeds Luke 16:1-13: You cannot serve God and wealth The Mundaka Upanishad 2:2-4: All separateness will fall away Hear this sermon at the

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What Would You Say?

Three friends from the local congregation were asked, “When you’re in your casket, and friends and congregation members are mourning over you, what would you like them to say? Artie said, ” I would like them to say I was a wonderful husband, a fine

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Waking Up in Memphis

I woke up in a Memphis, Tenn., economy hotel with nothing but my wallet, a pack of Marlboros, and some clothes that were tossed carelessly over a chair. The morning sun peeked through the crack in the curtain and specks of dust hovered in the