Category: History

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 because already we have people jockeying for position, including our own junior senator, who is …

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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. Liberal groups had vowed to take to the streets, planning hundreds of protests across the country. …

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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 nativity scene. I was embarrassed, stuffing a pillow under a robe to signify pregnancy, but …

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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 On one man’s hate or our nation’s shame Some sickness of the mind or soul …

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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 reaching out because of the November 3 elections. I have no connection or role in …

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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 the Second Amendment. For many Americans, if there is an image that comes to mind …

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Another myth done gone…

George and Martha Washington enslaved 300 people. Let’s start with their names. By Michele L. Norris, June 26, 2020 at 7:27 p.m. CDT   Since this moment of reckoning has led to a prickly discussion about our Founding Fathers’ slave-owning pasts, let us take a moment, starting with George Washington, to think about the people …

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