Category: Culture

Don’t know much about history

Today’s sermon at National Cathedral was delivered by Reverend William J. Barber II, a minister and political activist (Co-Chair, Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival and President and Senior Lecturer, Repairers of the Breach). He obviously is not Episcopalian as the sermon lasted well over 15 minutes… His text was The Message …

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Why do some British people not like Donald Trump?

  “A few things spring to mind. Trump lacks certain qualities which the British traditionally esteem. For instance, he has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, no wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no self-awareness, no humility, no honour and no grace – all qualities, funnily enough, with …

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Communiqué #916

A Letter from Bishop Benfield   Read the Bible, especially Micah 6:8: “What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” To see the president of the United States stand in front of an historic Episcopal church with a Bible in hand …

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The Canon of QAnon

The Prophecies of Q By Adrienne LaFrance, 2020-05-18T09:41:50-0400   If you were an adherent, no one would be able to tell. You would look like any other American. You could be a mother, picking leftovers off your toddler’s plate. You could be the young man in headphones across the street. You could be a bookkeeper, …

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Ladders

  The Way, the Truth, and the Life   ‘Do not let your hearts be troubled.’ I think we should be honest and face up to the fact that Jesus clearly hadn’t done Introduction to Pastoral Care. If he had, he’d have sat at the Last Supper in an open and accepting posture, almost mimicking …

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Citizens of a failed state

We Are Living in a Failed State By George Packer, The Atlantic special preview: June 2020 Issue   When the virus came here, it found a country with serious underlying conditions, and it exploited them ruthlessly. Chronic ills—a corrupt political class, a sclerotic bureaucracy, a heartless economy, a divided and distracted public—had gone untreated for …

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Trump as a Trojan horse

The Moral and Strategic Calculus of Voting for Joe Biden to Defeat Trump — or Not By Jeremy Scahill, April 20 2020, 12:28 p.m.   Donald Trump ran for president in 2016 on an often ad-libbed and reactionary campaign of hate, greed, xenophobia, misogyny, and racism. He clearly viewed the fact that a black man …

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