Essays & Thoughts
|Vote Your Values, A Spiritual Exercise||9/13/2008||
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.
|Making Eternal Judgements - Slavery, Sexism, Homophobia||9/22/2007||
Looking at the "obvious evil" of the past to help distinguish the evil we're doing now.
|Speaking ONLY the Truth||3/1/2007||
Reaction to truth speaking in the context of Worship, Oaths, and Public Office.
|'Tis the Gift to be Simple||2/20/2005||
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
|What God Has Joined - One Man, One Woman?||9/19/2004||
Reflections on proposed legislation defining marriage as "one man, one woman". What is kind, good and necessary - and what is God's will?