Monthly Archives: December 2012

Twenty new little stars: Christmas and the vulnerability of children

Do there seem to be 20 new little stars twinkling in the sky during this dark Christmas season? You have to look carefully, because this is a time of national grief, when seeing any light at all in the darkness can seem … Continue reading

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Meet the real Jesus at Christmas

You know that brown-skinned, anti-war religious reformer who gave away free health care?  You should:

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The truth will set you free: “NRA Stop Killing Our Kids”

“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32)

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Obama gives voice to the new national determination on gun control

President Obama pauses as he speaks during a memorial service for the victims and relatives of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Dec. 16, 2012 in Newtown, Conn. (AFP/GETTY IMAGES) President Obama gave a deeply pastoral address to the … Continue reading

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God weeps: 27 children, staff killed in Conn. school shooting

President Obama speaks about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., during a press briefing at the White House. (REUTERS) It’s the worst mistake in the world to say gun control today can be summarized as a … Continue reading

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Did Jesus organize a union? The Kingdom of Caesar and union-busting in Michigan

There’s a stark difference between the Kingdom of Caesar and the Kingdom of God.  That’s why Jesus called fishermen to be his disciples, people who worked in the fishing industry around the Sea of Galilee that had been wrecked by … Continue reading

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How to #OccupytheBible Step 3: Occupy Social Media

Wonderful cartoon short on why we’re in this economic mess and how to get out!  In my four steps on “How to Occupy the Bible,” Step # 3 is ‘Use Social Media’ like this YouTube clip:

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A Jubilee since 1940? Social Security and Medicare

Has Social Security been a modern version of the biblical Jubilee since 1940?  Senator Sherrod Brown (D, Ohio), just re-elected, just helped me make this connection. Sen. Brown appeared on Monday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe and said this:  “Government has … Continue reading

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Baby Jesus was poor: How to #OccupytheBible at Christmas

He’s cute, that little baby Jesus we see lying on a bed of straw in the Nativity scenes in so many Christian Christmas pageants. But when we #OccupytheBible, that is, read the Bible from the perspective of those who are struggling … Continue reading

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“Everything U Know is Wrong: Occupy the Bible”: Susan on the Thom Hartmann Show

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