When we tell the story of the United States, it begins with the British Empire. The colonial empires were bound to collapse under the burden of distance, and in Asia and Africa it was only in fomenting division that the colonial powers maintained control until the 20th century. In North America, where the settlers quickly … Continue reading Points of View
In honor of Alexei Navalny. One of the characteristics of religion is a focus on the unexplained. We turn to it when "Why?" overwhelms us. Because life is marvelous in its variety, we tend to get lost in the specifics of our experience. We turn to the Good Book (or books) seeking answers through comparison … Continue reading The Bible Made Simple
To love - to love truly - is to open for our beloved a portal that leads into the sustaining presence of God. If we do not, an emptiness grows that is filled by Death.
Having celebrated the Sacred Mother in Revelation 12, John is shown in Revelation 17 how selfish woman have participated in corrupting life. As is to be expected, their men will show her no loyalty. The Pregnant Earth image is made available by Gideon Wright under the WikiCommons License. The American revolutionary and statesman Ben Franklin, worrying … Continue reading Beauty and the Beast
Revelation 15: The Most High shoulders the blame for the ruin that will fall upon our cultures of violence and privilege. How do we know whether someone is going to be a good leader? Because we live in a democracy during the television age, our politicians give us many answers to that question. Some candidates … Continue reading Starving the Beast