Sunday thoughts #36: the battle for America

The struggle to define America, often referred to as the “Culture Wars,” continues today as it has since before the nation’s founding.  Throughout our history, conservative Christians have been the primary opposition to every single advance in equal rights and equal justice.  In each battle – over slavery, women’s suffrage, segregation and Jim Crow laws, […]

Sunday thoughts #35: Pope Francis says Fundamentalism is an illness

From the Francis: In ideologies there is not Jesus: in his tenderness, his love, his meekness. And ideologies are rigid, always. Of every sign: rigid. And when a Christian becomes a disciple of the ideology, he has lost the faith: he is no longer a disciple of Jesus, he is a disciple of this attitude […]

Sunday thoughts #34: Perfectionism vs. self-compassion

Perfectionism never happens in a vacuum.  It touches everyone around us.  We pass it down to our children, we infect our workplace with impossible expectations, and it’s suffocating for our friends and families.  Thankfully, compassion also spreads quickly.  When we’re kind to ourselves, we create a reservoir of compassion that we can extend to others. […]

Sunday thoughts #31: Three choices for my conservative friends…

The way I see it, my conservative friends, you have three choices:   1.  You can raise the minimum wage so that people can actually afford to eat, pay rent, drive, and even buy the occasional birthday present for their kids. 2.  You can continue to “subsidize” big corporations, like Walmart, by allowing them to […]

Sunday thoughts #30: which life would you save – a foreigner or a dog?

1.   The dog or the tourist? There’s a high-speed bus barreling toward you with no signs of slowing down. Your pet dog and a foreign tourist stand in its path, deer-in-the-headlights style. You can only save one. Which do you choose?  In a recent study, 40 percent of participants said they would save their dog’s life […]

Sunday thoughts #29: greed, Jesus and the GOP

Check out this article from Forward Progressives, which I found on one of my favorite blogs, Kissing Fish: Christianity for those who don’t like Christianity. CLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE Once the greed-driven have acquired and protected, they begin to covet. They are not satisfied with all they have; their eye is on all that they […]