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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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