Category Archives: politics

Ministry and Politics

In our official work within churches, we who are ministers must be non-partisan in our political rhetoric and engagement to protect the non-profit status of our churches and respect the agreement within our religious communities that our churches will be … Continue reading

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Be Like George

We have a six month old golden doodle puppy named George. He is addicted to chasing the red light of a laser pointer we have. Let’s just say that it is so bad that when we misplace the laser pointer … Continue reading

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Oklahoma, Step Beyond Fossil Fuel

I completely understand why the fossil fuel companies in Oklahoma whose massive tax breaks have broken our state would want to control the state’s response to its brokenness, but I can’t understand why the rest of us would let them. … Continue reading

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To be a fascist, or not to be a fascist

For decades in the United States we have experienced a kind of national political neurosis in which millions of people have continued to vote against their own interests based on their perception of how the Republican Party was protecting their … Continue reading

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King’s Beloved Community vs. Trump’s Chaos

Towards the end of his tragically shortened life caused by the bullet of a white supremacist, Martin Luther King, Jr. questioned whether our world house was headed for chaos or community. He reminded the world of the “fierce urgency of … Continue reading

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Refusing the Hand of the Empire

The biggest mistake ever made in the history of Christianity (and there are a lot of them) is when the Christian Church decided to believe and accept that the Empire was on its side. When Christianity allowed itself to be … Continue reading

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Dead Canary Nation

In Oklahoma we know what happens when an economy becomes overly dependent on fossil fuels, when it becomes anathema to ever raise taxes; when corporations (especially fossil fuel companies) are given massive tax breaks; when unions are marginalized; when science … Continue reading

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