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Bah! Humbug?

‘Tis the season to kvetch about Christmas: because it’s too commercial, too religious, or whatever. I won’t do that. I’ll look at why we celebrate instead. Also Scrooge and “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Besides, I think enjoying the holiday and … Continue reading

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Advent: Our Long Watch

‘Tis the season for frantic shopping, eye-popping light shows in suburban front yards, and Christmas television specials. It’s also the start of Advent. This is a season when we look back at ancient hopes for a Messiah, and our Lord’s … Continue reading

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Veterans Day 2017

Tomorrow is Veterans Day in my country. It’s a national holiday, related to Armistice Day, Remembrance Day and Volkstrauertag. I’ll be talking mostly about what’s happened since 1914, why I don’t fear the future, and what I think we can … Continue reading

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Who is My Neighbor?

Folks were hanging around after an evening prayer service Sunday, when someone came into the building and started shooting. 19 of the 50-plus folks there were injured, five hospitalized in critical condition. Six are now dead: Ibrahima Barry Mamadou Tanou … Continue reading

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