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For those in Nor Cal wildfires

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Almighty and everlasting God, the Comfort of the sad, the Strength of sufferers, let the prayers of those that cry out of any tribulation come unto Thee, that all may rejoice to find that Thy mercy is present with them in their afflictions; through Jesus Christ our Lord, AMEN. ~ Gelasian Sacramentary 5th Century (A prayer for all those affected… Read more »

May I just say what a merciful and patient God we serve, who has given me a second chance on life. May I just say glory be to God!

How Americans remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Tomorrow marks the 70th anniversary of the date the United States government/military dropped two atomic bombs on the Japanese towns of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  More than one hundred thousand people were killed in these bombings.  The vast majority of those killed in the bombings were civilians, including women and children.  Read that again: we dropped nuclear bombs on targets that… Read more »

What Millennials are searching for…

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Millennials aren’t looking for a hipper Christianity. We’re looking for a truer Christianity, a more authentic Christianity. Like every generation before ours and every generation after, we’re looking for Jesus–the same Jesus who can be found in the strange places he’s always been found: in bread, in wine, in baptism, in the Word, in suffering, in community, and among the… Read more »

Let’s all learn humility…

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Who Will Rescue the Lost Sheep of the Lonely Revolution? – Crisis Magazine

Most important read for Americans this year…

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Friends, one of the most important books I’ve read in years: The Divide by Matt Taibbi.  I highly recommend it.  If you read nothing else, the introduction to the book alone is worth the price of the book. This ambitious book documents America’s unequal administration of justice to rich and poor. Some quotes from the book: “Obsessed with success and… Read more »

Inmates aren’t humans, they’re criminals…

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http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/america-tonight/articles/2014/5/27/whistleblower-arizonainmatesaredyingfrominadequatehealthcare.html The article exposes examples of neglect and abuse that have taken place in Arizona’s prison system. Please read the article. What follows are my thoughts, written just after reading it myself. Absolutely disgusting… makes me sick. That’s how easy it is to neglect prisoners. Society really doesn’t care that much… and those that run the prison system know it…. Read more »

Buying testimony to win cases…

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http://m.ocregister.com/articles/cuevas-643108-paredes-informants.html This article details how Police and Prosecutors paid over $70,000 each to two men inside jail in order for them to “snitch” (give information against other prisoners) so that the prosecutors could have enough evidence to get convictions. Does this seem right to you?  “Here, we’ll pay you and give you all this special treatment if you get certain… Read more »