Monthly Archives: January 2014

5 Things White People Should Avoid Saying (or Posting…) about Race Relations

I hear many of my friends, and friends of friends, through conversations and social media comment on the current state of race relations. I am often surprised by their lack of understanding, empathy, or Christian charity towards people of color. … Continue reading

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Reflection on “Letter from Birmingham Jail”

Monday was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. I took the opportunity to attend a celebration service at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Memphis, hosted by Bishop James Terry Steib, S.V.D. It was a festive gathering of amazing musicians, singers, drummers, … Continue reading

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A Lesson from Job on Jobs

“Reflect now, what innocent person perishes?  Since when are the upright destroyed?  As I see it, those who plow for mischief and sow trouble, reap the same.”  Job 4:7-8 Eliphaz, one of Job’s “friends” shares this cheery observation as Job … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln, What He Could Teach Us Today

Ever since seeing Steven Spielberg’s film “Lincoln,” in 2012 I’ve become an avid reader of all things Abraham Lincoln.  About that same time, I got a Kindle Fire for Christmas. I guess I’ve read more books about Lincoln and the … Continue reading

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My, Merry Christmas 2013

The Advent Season of 2013 was a special time of prayer and peace for me this year.  After a wonderful retreat experience in November, with a well timed theme of Hope, I was better prepared for a genuine Christmas experience … Continue reading

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