Finding Roots of Peace in a Violent Society

Language and images matter, because what we feed ourselves through our media shapes our thinking and our society.  The way marketers advertise to us also speaks volumes about who we are.  So, what does it say about our society when a Texas business owner decides it’s a good idea to feature an image of a woman, bound […]

September 9, 2013 in Peacemaking, Stormy Issues by

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A salute to Patriot Guard Riders

Here’s a group we just learned about today: the Patriot Guard Riders,   www.patriotguard.org.  If invited by grieving families, these motorcycle riders will accompany a funeral procession of service men and  women, to ensure they are not disrupted by demonstrators. It’s a sad and sorry commentary on the existence of such a nonsequiter,  ‘haters for Jesus,’ […]

April 4, 2010 in Justice Work, Stormy Issues by

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Bible Study Resource: AIDS

Time to Talk in Church about HIV and AIDS   –  Bakken Books, Acme WA [more] Now is the Time to Talk! This discussion is for those grieving the loss of loved ones, those watching as this pandemic unfolds, and those whose lives have not yet been touched by HIV and AIDS. This book was “designed to […]

December 21, 2009 in Bible Quotes & Commentary, Health and Healing, Justice Work by

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Such a Sad Loss

Here for your kind consideration, is the sad story of  loss.. a lovely young woman, only 16, who died of a bad choice, at the hands of an illegal abortionist, never again to hear her favorite hymn, ‘I Come to the Garden Alone.’  What remains can only hint at the lingering pain and loss a mother feels […]

December 21, 2009 in Stormy Issues by

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Jesus Asks Us: Do You See this Woman?

And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to meat.  And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster box of ointment, And stood at […]

December 21, 2009 in Bible Quotes & Commentary, Justice Work by

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Advertising

Billboards and TV bombard us with images of  beautiful, perfect, happy people. How can anyone live up to that? Young people especially, being more impressionable, are made to feel inadequate.  About.com notes that models weigh 23%  less than average women: “When you stop and think about the fact that the average height and weight for a […]

December 11, 2009 in Stormy Issues by

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