American Sea Change

ARIEL (sings) Full fathom five thy father lies. Of his bones are coral made. Those are pearls that were his eyes. Nothing of him that doth fade, But doth suffer a sea-change Into something rich and strange. Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell (From Shakespeare’s The Tempest) In the latest Spider-Man movie (Homecoming) there are two […]

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Fighting Fascism with Fascism?

So the word ‘antifa’ apparently is what we are calling the people who have committed themselves to going around the country and physically resisting all fascist activists and their activities. Now, the definition of fascism (from the Oxford English Dictionary) is the following: “Any form of behaviour perceived as autocratic, intolerant, or oppressive; esp. the […]

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Post-Truth America

As a pastor, I agree with my friend Mark Conley who wrote, “Rewriting scripture is done at great peril. Unfortunately much of this is being done under the guise of pastoral leadership. He weeps!” Many pastors, leaders, authors, scholars find a way to twist Scripture and lead their followers astray. The flip-side of this is […]

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I am certainly no historian, but I do pay attention to the current events that I consider to be impactful. With that said, I offer this concerning the current political divide in America. Bush/Gore In my estimation, the great divide we our witnessing today began to manifest itself in the 2000 Bush/Gore election. The Democrats […]

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America: Melting Pot No More

Israel Zangwill, a Jewish writer and political activist well known at the beginning of the twentieth century,[1] wrote a play called “The Melting Pot.” In it, the Russian-Jewish immigrant David Quixano says, America is God’s Crucible, the great Melting-Pot where all the races of Europe are melting and re-forming! Here you stand, good folk, think […]

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