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Boston Declaration | Full Text & Reflections

November 25, 2017


A PROPHETIC APPEAL TO CHRISTIANS OF THE USA Nov 20 THE BOSTON DECLARATION Occasion As followers of Jesus, the Jewish prophet for justice whose life reminds us to, “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:31) we hear the cries of women and men speaking out about sexual abuse at the hands of leaders in power and […]

The Mind Of God | Review & Notes

November 18, 2017


Dr. Jay Lombard. The Mind of God: Neuroscience, Faith, and A Search for the Soul. Harmony Books, 2017. (197 pages) REVIEW In sum, I haven’t read a book in a long time of which I had so much appreciation, wonder, and disappointment at the same time. I will begin by saying this is really a beautiful […]

Putin’s Revenge | Reflections & Transcript

November 12, 2017


PBS, FRONTLINE (Parts 1, 2) tells the inside story of how Vladimir Putin came to see the United States as an enemy — and why he decided to target an American election. Reflections If we can set aside partisanship, and if we can garner enough political will to accept facts as real and valuable, this […]

Tickling Giants | Reflections

November 6, 2017


Tickling Giants (2016) TV-14 | 1h 51min | Documentary | 10 April 2017 (Egypt) One of the most engaging documentaries I’ve seen in a while, Tickling Giants displays what we in America often take for granted, presenting democracy and its innate values more accurately as a humanity-wrenching value. It is both heroic and harrowing. The lessons are deep and profound, and I offer a […]