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Iraq Fallen
3/19/2009
Observance of Dead and Injured in Iraq and Afghanistan

Six years ago today, US forces commenced military operations in Iraq. Following are the names of the 93 fallen soldiers from Wisconsin, from the the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Please take a moment to honor the soldiers and the countless innocent civilians who have suffered in this conflict.

The observance of Wisconsin fallen is brought to you by Voices for Peace Institute and Iraq Moratorium.

Hell
2/7/2009
Free From Hell

Could the God of Love create a system which condemns the majority of humanity to Hell? Universalism, i.e., the belief in Universal Salvation, says no, and I agree.

From West Point to Quakerism
10/22/2008
From West Point to Quakerism by Mike Heller

This is an excerpt from Pendle Hill Pamphlet 389: From West Point to Quakerism, by Mike Heller, narrated by Mark Helpsmeet, with music by Mathilda Navias.

Vote Your Values
9/13/2008
Vote Your Values, A Spiritual Exercise

Comparing how our Federal Income Tax is spent versus how we want it to be spent can be a deep spiritual lesson. Published as a "Matter of Faith" clergy column in the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram on September 13, 2008.

Scales of Justice
9/22/2007
Making Eternal Judgements - Slavery, Sexism, Homophobia

Looking at the "obvious evil" of the past to help distinguish the evil we're doing now.

Speaking ONLY Truth
3/1/2007
Speaking ONLY the Truth

Reaction to truth speaking in the context of Worship, Oaths, and Public Office.

Simplicity
2/20/2005
'Tis the Gift to be Simple

How much is enough - and how much is too much?

May we look upon our treasures and the furniture of our houses and the garments in which we array ourselves and try whether the seeds of war have any nourishment in these our possessions, or not. 18th Century Quaker John Woolman

It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. - Matthew 19:24

And one more quote: More is better!!! - Spoken daily by the Great American Dream

Marriage
9/19/2004
What God Has Joined - One Man, One Woman?

Reflections on proposed legislation defining marriage as "one man, one woman". What is kind, good and necessary - and what is God's will?

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