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Justice | Reflections & Notes

May 29, 2019


Michael Sandel. Justice: What Is The Right Thing To Do? Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009. (308 pages);; 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


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


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


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 […]