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I know almost everyone says that blogging is over. Conventional wisdom suggests that blogs have been replaced by 280 characters on Twitter, pictures on Instagram, podcasts, and a multitude of other social media options that I do not begin to understand. But, I am hopelessly stubborn and find it hard to give up on lost causes. So I have blogged on.

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In his book River of Compassion, Bede Griffiths suggests that it might be possible to become an instrument by which the endless cycle of fear is broken.

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It is a timely and entirely legitimate question. The church has been implicated throughout history in a dark cornucopia of misdeeds. Why would anyone want to stay in the church?

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I don’t like pain. I don’t like it in any form, when I experience it myself, or when I see it in others.

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I am disappointed in you. The outcome was such a disappointment. I am sure I am going to be disappointed. I am disappointed in myself.

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In a recent post on her blog Sheila Kennedy asks in the title the question, “Common ground? With whom?” It is a good question.

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Solitude #2

[The solitary] must renounce the blessing of every convenient illusion that absolves him from responsibility when he is untrue to his deepest self and to his inmost truth – the image of God in his own soul. TM, “Notes”

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In the world I inhabit, I tend to view society as egalitarian, with every person accorded equal opportunity to prosper and thrive.

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It is hard (impossible ?) not to feel heartsick at the state of the Christian church these days.

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The Bible is full of violence – troubling, painful, angry, ugly violence. The Bible shows us innocent suffering, unjust retribution, harsh vengeance and senseless massacre.

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