For the Love of Paddington: A Movie Review

For the Love of Paddington: A Movie Review

I loved Paddington, the new movie based on the Michael Bonds books about an immigrant bear who arrives in London from darkest Peru. Paddington has no resources other than his faith ...

An Open Letter To Kathy Kelly On The Beginning of Her Incarceration As A Prisoner of Conscience

An Open Letter To Kathy Kelly On The Beginning of Her Incarceration As A Prisoner of Conscience

Dear Kathy Kelly, As you begin your three-month sentence in federal prison, you carry with you the prayers and gratitude of The Raven Foundation and countless others who find hope ...

Recommended Reading For Martin Luther King Day

Recommended Reading For Martin Luther King Day

It's late in coming, but I don't want to let the Martin Luther King holiday pass without a couple of suggestions for readings that cast light on the intersection of race and Americ ...

Questions from Selma: Where Was the Love?

Questions from Selma: Where Was the Love?

After watching Selma, I had a weird feeling that the filmmakers thought they were making one kind of movie but unintentionally made a very different one. I gleaned from rave review ...

War In Two Directions

War In Two Directions

“Sometimes they have drug and alcohol problems and when they feel that the VA is ignoring them, not answering the phone, failing to return calls for assistance or there are long wa ...

Who is God? Part 1: God is Love

Who is God? Part 1: God is Love

Theology comes from two Greek words. Theos, meaning God, and logos, meaning word or reason. So, theology is simply words about God. The most fundamental questions for theology is “ ...

John McCain, Mitt Romney, and America’s Insane Foreign Policy

John McCain, Mitt Romney, and America’s Insane Foreign Policy

John McCain recently held a press conference where he speculated on a third Mitt Romney presidential campaign. He said that Romney would be a “viable” candidate, especially when it ...

Recommended Reading For Martin Luther King Day

It's late in coming, but I don't want to let the Martin Luther King holiday pass without a couple of suggestions for readings that cast light on the intersection of race and America's religious history. Let me make two brief suggestions.  First, I would encourage you to read something by Martin Luther King hi more ...

January 23, 2015 (0) comments

Who is God? Part 1: God is Love

Theology comes from two Greek words. Theos, meaning God, and logos, meaning word or reason. So, theology is simply words about God. The most fundamental questions for theology is “Who is God?”* People have answered the question in many ways, but as a Christian theologian there are two answers that I find the more ...

January 21, 2015 (2) comments

An Open Letter To Kathy Kelly On The Beginning of Her Incarceration As A Prisoner of Conscience

Dear Kathy Kelly, As you begin your three-month sentence in federal prison, you carry with you the prayers and gratitude of The Raven Foundation and countless others who find hope in this violent world though the courageous actions of peacemakers like you. I personally want to extend my heartfelt appreciation more ...

January 23, 2015 (3) comments

For the Love of Paddington: A Movie Review

I loved Paddington, the new movie based on the Michael Bonds books about an immigrant bear who arrives in London from darkest Peru. Paddington has no resources other than his faith that he will be welcomed with open arms. Sadly, his experience begins like that of most illegal immigrants to the European or Ame more ...

January 28, 2015 (0) comments

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