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Won’t You Be My Neighbor | Reflections

February 26, 2019

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“The greatest thing we can do is to help somebody know that they’re loved and capable of loving.” “Love is at the root of everything. All learning. All relationships. Love, or the lack of it.” – Fred Rogers Won’t You Be My Neighbor. [PG-13], 2018 REFLECTIONS I have no hesitations in calling Fred Rogers one of […]

TED | Gian Giudice: Why our universe might exist on a knife-edge

February 20, 2019

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So last year, on the Fourth of July, experiments at the Large Hadron Collider discovered the Higgs boson. It was a historical day. There’s no doubt that from now on, the Fourth of July will be remembered not as the day of the Declaration of Independence, but as the day of the discovery of the […]

RBG | Reflections

February 19, 2019

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https://www.rbgmovie.com [PG] 2018. Movie Info (from Rotten Tomatoes) At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior’s rise to the nation’s highest court has been […]

“Mom, I’m Gay” | Reflections & Notes

February 12, 2019

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Susan Cottrell. “Mom, I’m Gay”: Loving Your LGBTQ Child and Strengthening Your Faith. Westminster John Knox Press, 2016. (177 pages) REFLECTIONS One of the major dividing elements in the current theological/ecclesiological debate on human sexuality is the overarching tension of “hermeneutical priority.” Should/does experience inform how we interpret scripture, or should scripture inform how we govern […]

Man’s Search For Meaning | Reflections & Notes

February 6, 2019

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Viktor E. Frankl. Man’s Search For Meaning. Beacon Press, 2006. (165 pages) Teacher’s Guide: (9780807014295.pdf) REFLECTIONS This may be one of the most important books I’ve read, ever. Why? Exactly. Everything from love as grounded in being, tragedy as overcome by telos, and purpose found in aims rather than feelings, is found in this small tome, […]