"You are afraid to value yourself," God told me. He wondered what would happen if I did, and I told him I was afraid of going too far, that I would much rather undervalue myself just to make sure. →
The music [of Beethoven and others] encodes deep suffering and grief that has to be part of the difficulty of Christian spirituality. You have to have a tough mind to be a Christian. →
Do we still see political leadership as public service? Or is it a way for people to wield power for their own self-interest and special interests? Angela Denker argues that service, and leadership, require humility. →
What is it we learn about ourselves as children-- in the life and death of other living things? Peter Spaulding's poem "The Rat" explores such a moment. →
We must live as Jesus taught and commanded us to live. We must also vote in light of those teachings and commandments. →
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