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Doomsday Gospel

“Westboro Baptist Church targets Taylor Swift,” the headline read. The article had a flavor of outrage, and rightly so. Fred Phelps, WBC’s leader and tireless purveyor of damnation, is at it again. This time, as chronicled by Pop Spy’s Jennifer O’Dell, … Continue reading

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Trust

I just finished watching The Impossible, a new film in which a youngish couple played by Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts have brought their three boys to Indonesia and settled into a coastal bungalow just in time for the 2004 … Continue reading

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Land of the Morning Calm

Peter joined the U.S. Army in 1981. He had studied Taekwondo extensively for years, so when the time came to discuss his deployment, he asked to be stationed in Korea where the discipline of Taekwondo had been developed during the … Continue reading

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Blessed Are the Peacemakers

“For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” –Matthew 7:2 There is a phenomenon described in social psychology as the fundamental attribution error, which … Continue reading

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Lauryn

I met my niece Lauryn in the summer of 2004.  I wasn’t expecting any more pleasant surprises at the time; I was enjoying quite a bounty already.  I had resumed lucrative employment at the Captain Cook in April and was … Continue reading

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Alms

“Who gives himself with his alms feeds three—himself, his hungering neighbor, and me.”                                         –James Russell Lowell (1819-1891). I was walking … Continue reading

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Adrian

“Do not forget to show kindness to strangers, for in this way, some have entertained angels unawares.” –Hebrews 13:2 She arrived around three in the morning. I saw her through the picture window as she was approaching

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