An Address to Supporters of Donald Trump in the Spirit of “Golden Rule 2020”

Dear Supporters of President Donald Trump: I just read in the Christian Century magazine that Christian leaders across theological and political divides are pushing an initiative called “Golden Rule 2020: A call for Dignity and Respect in Politics.” Part of this initiative calls for people of faith “to take a pledge” to promote the Golden … Continue reading An Address to Supporters of Donald Trump in the Spirit of “Golden Rule 2020”

Impeachment Hearings to Go Hollywood

Kierkegaard’s Ghost (News that’s fake, but credible) In a rare show of bipartisan cooperation during the otherwise contentious impeachment hearings, House Republicans and Democrats have agreed to substitute professional actors to perform their respective rolls. “We keep getting complaints that the hearings are boring and that they lack pizazz,” Rep. Adam Schiff told reporters earlier … Continue reading Impeachment Hearings to Go Hollywood

Late Night Television Reeling from News of Possible Impeachment

Kierkegaard’s Ghost (News that’s fake, but credible) Late night comedy figures are reportedly in a panic over the potential impeachment of President Donald Trump. “This is serious,” Stephen Colbert, host of the Late Night Show, was heard to tell a gathering of his colleagues. “If Trump goes, we are left with Pence-and how unfunny is … Continue reading Late Night Television Reeling from News of Possible Impeachment

White House in Damage Control After Trump Hitler Gaffe

  Kierkegaard’s Ghost (News that’s fake, but credible) To the shock and horror of many across partisan lines, President Donald Trump told a crowd today that Germany’s late war time chancellor, Adolph Hitler “was not really such a bad guy.” The startling comment came during his formal endorsement of Curt Schilling, who is running for … Continue reading White House in Damage Control After Trump Hitler Gaffe

Profiles in Courage and Cowardice: An Open Letter to Senators Heitkamp and Collins

The Honorable Heidi Heitkamp SH-516 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510 The Honorable Susan Collins 413 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senators Heitkamp and Collins: Let me first say to you, Senator Heitkamp, as the father of two wonderful women and the grandfather of a little girl too young to have … Continue reading Profiles in Courage and Cowardice: An Open Letter to Senators Heitkamp and Collins

Toxic nostalgia; a poem by Miller Williams; and the lessons for Sunday, March 11, 2018

FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT Numbers 21:4-9 Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22 Ephesians 2:1-10 John 3:14-21 PRAYER OF THE DAY: O God, rich in mercy, by the humiliation of your Son you lifted up this fallen world and rescued us from the hopelessness of death. Lead us into your light, that all our deeds may reflect your love, through … Continue reading Toxic nostalgia; a poem by Miller Williams; and the lessons for Sunday, March 11, 2018

The Ten Commandments are not for everybody; a poem by Adrienna Rich; and the Lessons for Sunday, March 4, 2018

THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT Exodus 20:1-17 Psalm 19 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 John 2:13-22 PRAYER OF THE DAY: Holy God, through your Son you have called us to live faithfully and act courageously. Keep us steadfast in your covenant of grace, and teach us the wisdom that comes only through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who … Continue reading The Ten Commandments are not for everybody; a poem by Adrienna Rich; and the Lessons for Sunday, March 4, 2018