THANKSGIVING: A TIME TO FEEL; A TIME TO HEAL

“The antidote to feel-good history is not feel-bad history, but honest and inclusive history.”  – James Loewen, University of Vermont professor, bestselling author. Salt or pepper? Onion or garlic? On your Thanksgiving turkey, which one from each of these savory combos would you give up? Rather tough choice for the

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Brooding Over Charlottesville

“With all thy getting, get understanding” (Proverbs 4:7). Last Saturday, smartphones around the world buzzed and brimmed with newsflashes surrounding all that unfolded at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Leading this rally were those under the banner, “Unite the Right”—a movement seeking to unite all white supremacists from

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Atheism to Christianity: Why and How

I sat there, frustrated and bitter, in a poorly lit, dank smelling classroom. Another Sunday wasted sitting through Sunday School just to please my Roman Catholic mother. I wondered what the point to it really was, besides avoiding being disowned by my off-the-boat Italian family. In my mind this was

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