Day: October 19, 2008

A rabbi on the financial meltdown

And we are seeing also the manifestation of another of nature’s cruel aspects: the greed and folly of human nature. A society built on the acquisition of material possessions, constructed around the beliefs of those who tell us that it is possible to buy now and pay later; that what’s theirs is ours and what’s ours is theirs – but please can they have what’s theirs back now. But we can’t give it back because it was never ours in the first place.

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Bonnie Anderson in California

We must act as the guardians of God’s vision for God’s world, continuing as ones who can be counted on to stand up and speak up, not only when faced with big critical situations, but on a day to day basis. Live the promises made at baptism every day.

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Atheists and politics

As an atheist, Ms. Norman felt indignant about what she considered an intrusion of religious dogma into public policy. So she decided to hold a rally of like-minded nonbelievers, who might variously describe themselves as atheists, humanists, freethinkers or secularists. By various polls, such people accounted for nearly one-quarter of Colorado’s citizens.

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Colin Powell busts a move

Foreign Policy offers this news about former Secretary of State and Episcopalian, Colin Powell, on its blog. Colin Powell appears to have traded statecraft for

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Speaking out against “that’s so gay”

Homophobic remarks such as “that’s so gay” are the most commonly heard type of biased remarks at school. Research shows that these slurs are often unintentional and are a part of teens’ vernacular. Most do not recognize the consequences, but the casual use of this language often carries over into more overt harassment.

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Glory among the nations

This prayer links the glory of God not only to Christ but to the church, the body of Christ. The church is the primary means by which God’s glory is manifest in the world today, but Christians must be careful not to take that truth for granted. The glory of God is not automatically or always found in the Christian church.

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