Category Archives: american empire

Palestine/Israel: Tears and Blood

Many hearts around the world, including mine, break and sigh under the cloud of violent news coming from Palestine/Israel. Interceding and beseeching God seems to be the only thing to do anymore. The supposed “neutral” arbiters seem more impotent than a dead … Continue reading

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In one way the hippies may have been the saints…

Recently I listened to this episode of Fresh Air concerning the Vietnam War. I was thunderstruck again with the related thought that some of the convictions held by hippies and other radicals were more righteous and godly than what many claiming … Continue reading

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Squirrels Duel

It’s a dog-eat-dog world in the animal world. It’s get what you can for me and mine as quick as you can before you die (or are killed by the other guy who’s quicker…). It’s a game of king of … Continue reading

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Random musings II

Just a few random thoughts that struck me while reading something or contemplating the big picture. American evangelicalism with its reformed/calvinist roots has been beating the “saved by faith alone” and “works can’t save” drum so hard that it’s not … Continue reading

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At the gates of the Kingdom of God.

If the Kingdom of God existed as a physical place with borders on this planet or somewhere else in the universe, and you were standing at its gates, would you want to enter?  I’ve considered my life, my background and … Continue reading

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Tea Party-Libertarian-Rightwing Draws Strength and Ideas from Human Sin Nature

Recent american politics has again spotlighted the so-called Tea Party.  I’ve pondered this new iteration of a slightly more incensed brand of right-wing conservatism, and come up with the following analysis.  In real life, drinking tea is healthy, but the … Continue reading

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Freedom from the myth of american exceptionalism

There is a wonderful freedom, joy and empowerment that comes from letting go of the doctrine of American exceptionalism.  Hebrews 12:1 says, “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that … Continue reading

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