Mary started it: An Advent reflection

"Why are you making Jesus political?" "The social gospel proponents don't care about individual salvation, and that's what Jesus was all about." Interacting online is something that I do as a public theologian and I often see questions and statements like those above while perusing the internet. A major, if not THE major, theme of …

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What we should never forget about 9/11

In response to the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York City, the Pentagon, and in a hijacked airplane over Pennsylvania, country music superstar Alan Jackson put out a single entitled "Where were you?" I was living in El Paso, TX in officer housing on Fort Bliss, the army base where my then wife was …

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