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Commentary: Moving Beyond Thoughts and Prayers

Another heart-wrenching tragedy resulting in the loss of innocent life has once again reminded us that, although thoughts and prayers are important, we must put our faith into action. Like the attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, and at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, the …

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Commentary: Holding Hope

There have been so many vigils lately. Vigils where we mourn the hundreds and thousands whose lives are senselessly cut short by gun violence. Vigils to stand in support of brave persons who are speaking the truth about sexual assault. Vigils to welcome the sojourner and stand alongside migrants, asylum seekers, …

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Commentary: Created in God’s Image

As a member of the LGBTQI community and as an ordained clergyperson in the United Church of Christ (UCC), my heart is deeply saddened and my soul is greatly troubled as I pen this article. On February 26, 2019, the United Methodist Church (UMC) held a vote at a special …

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Commentary: Building Relationships Not Walls

Recently I had a political conversation with a friend in which we discussed the border wall. We’ve always held differing political views but have maintained our friendship by ‘agreeing to disagree.’ At one point, I asked, “What are you afraid of?” to which he struggled to respond, except to recite …

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Commentary: Resist

As I sat down to write this piece, the notification came in that the president declared a national emergency in order to access close to $ 8 billion in funds to build a wall at our southern border. Meanwhile, in my closet hangs my “Resist” shirt. It is short-sleeved, V-necked …

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Commentary: Ending the HIV Epidemic by 2030

With the 2019 National Week of Prayer for the Healing of HIV and AIDS just around the corner (March 3-9), the President’s State of the Union commitment to ending the HIV epidemic by 2030 is welcomed. It is an important reminder that this epidemic is still with us, still claiming …

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Commentary: Recovery as Discipleship

I could hear the distress in her voice. The pastor called me to talk about a serious problem. “What are we doing as a church about the opioid crisis? It’s hitting our city, it’s hitting our church. What resources do we have to help?” What, after all, can one church …

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Commentary: Saving Democracy

Shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989, political scientist and author Dr. Francis Fukuyama wrote the book The End of History and the Last Man. In it he argued that liberal democracy represented the final stage in sociopolitical evolution. He was wrong. Democratic institutions worldwide are in …

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