Monthly Archives: July 2016

An Open letter to Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party Candidate for President of the United States

Dear Dr. Stein, The platform and values of the Green Party are a witness and an inspiration for what the United States needs to become in order to become a more just, peaceful, participatory, and sustainable society. I am thankful … Continue reading

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Law and Order Christians

“Law and Order” was a dog whistle used by the Nixon campaign in its well documented Southern Strategy to take the White House. It was heard by many, especially in the South, as a way of putting black people back … Continue reading

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Just Being Faithful?

As a minister in the United Methodist Church, a denomination that is deeply divided over how we are to be in relationship with our sisters and brothers who are LGBTQI, I have on more than one occasion heard persons who … Continue reading

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Put Your Weapons Down

This past week, the NRA and its advertising firm, Oklahoma City based Ackerman McQueen, published a video on the NRA News website that continued to stoke the fires of fear, hate, and distrust. The video displays how a terrorist, described … Continue reading

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The 41%

Over the past few years, there has been a lot of talk about the 1%, the 99%, the 98%, and even Romney’s 47%. All these numbers have made their way into our political discourse such that for the most part, … Continue reading

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Breaking the Hegemony of the Two Party System

“I don’t want to vote for either candidate.” How many times have you heard a friend or acquaintance say these words? How many times have you said these words? Whatever you may feel about the two presumptive presidential nominees of … Continue reading

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One World House – Views by Country

People from 121 countries and territories from every continent except Antarctica (not sure WordPress even tracks users in Antarctica) have visited the One World House Blog. One of my personal goals for this blog is to engage persons from every … Continue reading

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