The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan (1995)
I have a
Some fun with words that may go deeper than we usually expect to go in reading the Gospels.
In Mark’s account of Jesus’ Temple teaching, Jesus answers trick questions from the scholars and Pharisees and then responds with one of his own, translated in English as follows (Mark 12: 35-36):
How can the scribes say that the Messiah is the son of David? David himself, by the Holy Spirit, declared, “The Lord said to my Lord, sit at my right
It astonishes me sometimes—no, often—how every person I get to know—
everyone, regardless of everything, by which I mean everything—
lives with some profound personal sorrow. – Ross Gay
I am not convinced that our nation’s racial abuses and obsessions can be changed solely by large scale movements and political reforms, or by publicly challenging denial about America’s culture of White supremacy.
Yes, such examinations of deep-rooted, implicit White supremacy are essential for…
Walhydra admits rather sheepishly that she was very much in the closet until around 1973.
It was then, while she was in her first year in Lutheran seminary, that she finally realized she couldn’t lie to herself anymore—and, better still, that the Divine One did not in fact condemn her for her “difference,” regardless of what the Church and most of Western civilization had to say.
Finding her courage, she dropped out, moved back to her beloved college town…
Introduction: In Part 1, I wrote about growing up oblivious to the “white cultural mindset which is my default setting.” There is much more to this than most of us realize. I encourage readers to give full attention to the footnotes. I have used a reference librarian’s “due diligence” to offer relevant background information throughout this article.
Recently at breakfast, my husband served us his new cooked cereal discovery: teff. EthnoMed, Harborview Medical…
Note: I encourage readers to give full attention to the footnotes. I have used a reference librarian’s “due diligence” to offer relevant background information throughout this article.
My life began in a liberal 1950s Ohio preacher’s family. When I was 10, Dad moved us to Boston so he could earn a doctorate…
Excerpts from “The Shape-Shifter: The Protean Career of Ethan Hawke,” by John Lahr in The New Yorker (9/21/2020, pp.44-5) [behind the paywall].
“Black people didn’t need saving.
The affluent white communities were the ones living in sin.”