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Justice | Reflections & Notes

May 29, 2019

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Michael Sandel. Justice: What Is The Right Thing To Do? Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009. (308 pages); http://justiceharvard.org; REFLECTIONS While many of my religious compatriots would balk at this, I have been considering the argument for “objective morality” to be fallacious for quite some time. More on that can be explicated later, but suffice it to say […]

Dear America | Reflections & Notes

May 15, 2019

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Jose Antonio Vargas. Dear America, Notes of an Undocumented Citizen. HarperCollins, 2018. [Advance Reader’s Edition] (231 pages) REFLECTIONS The fraying of political discourse by its abstract and categorizing rhetoric is a dehumanizing cycle that needs to be seriously reconstructed. Books like this fulfill the criteria needed to invert the current political mindset, having the potential […]

The Storytelling Animal | Reflections & Notes

May 8, 2019

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Jonathan Gottschall. The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human. Mariner Books, 2012. (248 pages) REFLECTIONS Every now and then a book and its ideas strike my discovery bone with just the right frequency and intensity that I find myself captivated by a whole new resonance in the universe. This is one of those books. First, […]

The Cross and the Lynching Tree | Reflections & Notes

May 1, 2019

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James H. Cone. The Cross and the Lynching Tree. Orbis Books, 2011. (202 pages) To the memory of Black People whose lives were lost on the Lynching Tree REFLECTIONS I once participated in a small group that was intentional about discussing race, prejudice, and faith. Members were exhorted to be honest, real, and uncomfortable, as we […]