Index to the Sixth Year October 2020 – October 2021

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Thank you for your interest in these blog posts! Here is a listing by topic for posts since October 2020. (Some topics overlap.) Social and Racial Justice, Diversity Thanksgiving Takeaways: Honoring Traditions and Educating Ourselves with New Data and Insights, November 27, 2020 The Band-Aid Approach: The Inadequacy of Charitable Giving for Tackling Social Problems, […]

September 11th, the Paranormal and the Power of Love

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As we have recently commemorated the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, we have been reminded once again of the horror of that day, the lives tragically lost, and the aftermath of the attacks – psychologically, socially, politically, legally and with regard to health concerns of those who worked for months and […]

Joanna and Susanna: Two Lesser-Known Women around Jesus

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“After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with him, and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out; Joanna the wife of Chuza, the […]

A Time of Contrasts, A Time for Prayer

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We are living in a time of enormous contrasts. On the positive side, we are finally seeing the rates of COVID-19 fall (although there are still warnings of a possible surge), along with rates of vaccination going up (although plateauing in some places). We can be grateful that our vaccines are being shared with people […]

Offering Hope in the Easter Season: Posts on the Resurrection and the Afterlife

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We have discussed the afterlife and related issues, from the perspective of paranormal research, on a number of occasions. These are related to the Christian concept of the resurrection – at least in the sense that Christians’ belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ promises hope of our own eternal life with God after we […]

Lent 2021

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In the Western church calendar, Lent begins this year on February 17, 2021, which is Ash Wednesday. Here is a selection of past blog posts that are appropriate for Lent. 6/10/2016           The Place of the Religious Life in the 21st Century 7/8/2016             Prayers for a Hurting World 7/15/2016           Trinities: Historical Alternatives to “Father, Son and […]

Honoring Black History Month

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In honor of Black History Month, and in recognition of our deep racial divides, we offer here the list of past blog posts focusing on African Americans, slavery, the Civil Rights movement, the Lost Cause narrative and Confederate monuments, racism, and related topics. 2/5/2016 Reincarnation and Genetics: A Novel Approach to Facing Racism 7/29/2016 SPLC […]

Index to the Fifth Year

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Thank you for your interest in these blog posts! Here is a listing by topic for posts since October 2019. (Some topics overlap.) Social and Racial Justice, Diversity Giving Thanks for Our Native American Neighbors – Nov. 22, 2019 The House Financial Services Committee: A Report Card for 2019 – Dec. 27, 2019 Trump and […]

The Right Reverend Barbara C. Harris (1930-2020): A Tribute

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Barbara Harris was a force of nature! (photo here) She crossed to the other side, at age 89, on Friday the 13th of March 2020. This post will be more personal than usual. I had the privilege to know Barbara for 30 years, and here I want to share some memories that one probably cannot […]