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‘Illegals’

Since the unwelcome arrival of Europeans, American history has been one long tug of war with white supremacy. Our best moments have been when we overcome white supremacy, and our worst moments have been when white supremacy has overcome us. … Continue reading

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Where We Belong

Before Nazis started killing Jewish persons, they used to say things like “Juden Raus” and “Auf nach Palästina!” The translations are “Jews out” and “off to Palestine.” They even created a board game around these slogans (See Trump’s ‘Go Home’ … Continue reading

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My Hometown

Cells at the Old Post Guardhouse – Fort Sill My hometown is Lawton, Oklahoma. My family moved to Lawton when I was 4, and that was my home until I moved to Oklahoma City to attend college. Though I have … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Leaders of United Methodist Institutions of Higher Education

Photo: Duke Chapel, the ecumenical chapel at United Methodist related Duke University, allows same sex/same gender weddings.   Dear Leaders of United Methodist Schools, Colleges, and Universities: The decision of the 2019 General Conference of the United Methodist Church to … Continue reading

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Doing Harm in the United Methodist Church

Anytime I hear traditionalists say that everyone in the United Methodist Church is being harmed by our divisions over the acceptance and affirmation of persons who are LGBTQIA+, I have to ask: How many United Methodists have been bullied for … Continue reading

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Clinging to Centrism: Broad Center Bell Curves, Incompatibilism, and Compatibilism

Image from Adam Hamilton’s “An Update on the Denomination,” March 29, 2019 The language of “centrist” United Methodists like Adam Hamilton that focuses on whether we are “incompatibilists” or “compatibilists,” in addition to being a nightmare to type with autocorrect … Continue reading

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Imagine…

Imagine if a person were being investigated for possible crimes, and he had the power to pardon all of his associates who were being investigated with him. Imagine if this same person being investigated could make public statements and write … Continue reading

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