Tag Archives: Love your neighbor

Disney and Your LGBT Neighbors

In taking Beauty and the Beast from animation to live action, Disney has chosen to portray Gaston’s sidekick LeFou as a possibly gay man (the evidence is ambiguous). Some people are outraged. Yet apparently no one is bothered that Lumiere … Continue reading

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The Only War on Christmas Is the War Within the Church

The clerk at the grocery store said, “Have a happy holiday.” Her inclusive greeting didn’t affect my ability to celebrate the birth of Jesus. The next store I went to had shelves of Christmas lights, Hanukah cards and Kwanzaa candles. The … Continue reading

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Being Neighborly – there’s only one choice

“Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?” The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.” … Continue reading

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Why Bother Caring When the World Is Going to Hell

People are dying. Hospitals, airports, tree-lined streets; people at work, people at play and people at worship; those in need of protection and those charged with protecting them – there is no safe place, no safe gathering. They are being … Continue reading

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Getting the Real Point of the Good Samaritan Story

In France: A Fabric Torn a prominent pastor wrote about the attacks in Paris: Now is a time for France — and all of us — to hear the words of Jesus, “Do you think that they were worse offenders than … Continue reading

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Salem Witches, False Accusations, and Remembering to Love your Neighbor

[From the archives: Dana Tuttle has a habit of writing about historical women who’ve been killed for their faith. Get beheaded and Dana might write about you too. Here she’s deviated slightly from her usual fare by adding the fates of … Continue reading

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Marriage Equality and No Fault Divorce – how do you rank them?

[Updated from the archives.] I read a thought-provoking question on another blog: Would anyone agree that there is a difference between a) baking a cake you know is for a gay couple b) baking a cake you know is for … Continue reading

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Making Peace With Your Mistakes

Stumbling comes easy to me. When I was young, if I fell to the ground all I wanted was for no one to have noticed. I wanted to get up quickly and act like it never happened. “Nothing to see … Continue reading

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Second Greatest?

[Here’s a post from my archives.] *** Let’s play a game. Who are: Ernst Schmied/Jurg Marmet? John Landy? Pete Conrad? Each of them are among the greats in their field … and each of them is virtually unknown. Perhaps it would … Continue reading

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Second Greatest?

Let’s play a game. Who are: Ernst Schmied/Jurg Marmet? John Landy? Pete Conrad? Each of them are among the greats in their field … and each of them is virtually unknown. Perhaps it would help to compare them to this list … Continue reading

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