The bishop preaches

Larry R. Benfield Easter 7, Year B St. Luke’s, Hot Springs 16 May 2021 It might make you slightly queasy, but the next big election is only three years away. You may think I am talking about the presidential election…  [more]

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Stopping the Steal

The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election

By Molly Ball, February 4, 2021 5:40 AM EST   A weird thing happened right after the Nov. 3 election: nothing. The nation was braced for chaos.…  [more]

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Meek and mild?

Mary’s ‘Magnificat’ in the Bible is revolutionary. Some evangelicals silence her.

By D. L. Mayfield, Dec. 20, 2018 at 6:00 a.m. CST   When I was 15, I was cajoled into playing the role of Mary in our church’s Christmas…  [more]

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When my President sang Amazing Grace

Written by Zoe Mulford about the 2015 murder of nine people at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., by a white supremacist. Listen to Meklit sing it while you weep for America… We argued where to lay the blame [more]

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Ed Prell, from out of the ether

Richfield, Minnesota August 22, 2020 Dear friends and family, This is a one-size-fits-all message. I’m in frequent touch with many of you. If it’s been a long while for you, I’d love to catch up with you. But first, I’m…  [more]

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Until the next Dahiya

Israel Is in Shock, in a Sickening Show of Hypocrisy

By Gideon Levy, Published on 07.08.2020   Official Israel presented itself as shocked at the disaster that struck its neighbor, Lebanon, yesterday. Almost everyone put on a sorrowful face.…  [more]

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Happiness is a warm gun

Was Slavery a Factor in the Second Amendment?

By Carl T. Bogus, May 24, 2018   Every mass shooting, like the most recent at Santa Fe High School in Texas that left 10 people dead, reignites a passionate debate over…  [more]

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