Category Archives: Justice

When Government Believed in the People: the WPA

During our recent travels Jean and I have discovered a few of the treasures of the Works Progress Administration (1935-1943).  The delightful Riverwalk in San Antonio and in San Francisco the Ocean Beach Chalet (with its splendid murals and views) … Continue reading

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A Surreal Time

It feels surreal that in 2017 there should be demonstrations in favor of white supremacy and nationalism.  Did these men study history at all in school?  Do they have any sense of obligation to the generation that fought against and … Continue reading

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The Triumph of the Feminine in Shakespeare

I started writing this blog during the 2016 election campaign when I had hoped a woman would become President of the United States!  My hope is still strong. The triumph of the feminine is the theme of the last but … Continue reading

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Different Visions

Jean and I attended the Women’s March in Boston last Saturday, one of 600+ marches worldwide, to promote a very different vision than that of President Trump.  It was exciting to be part of a crowd of 175,000 people, women, … Continue reading

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A Voice in the Wilderness: Humility

During this Advent season one must listen very carefully to hear the voice crying in the wilderness, the voice of humility. Continue reading

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Brexit and the Singing Horse

A man condemned to death told his king: “I could teach your horse to sing within a year.”  The king replied: “Very well. But if the horse is not singing a year from now you will be executed.”  On returning … Continue reading

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Saved From Sacrifice

Book Review: Saved From Sacrifice (Eerdmans, 2006) by S. Mark Heim. The Cross on which Jesus died is central to Christian faith, but what does it mean?  A longstanding and popular view has been called substitutionary penal atonement –the idea … Continue reading

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