Just past daybreak


His Name Was Emmett Till

By Wright Thompson, September 2021 Issue, The Atlantic   The dentist was a few minutes late, so I waited by the barn, listening to a northern mockingbird in the cypress trees. His tires kicked…  [more]

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100 Years Ago

What is Happening in Palestine

Danger of Zionists Acquiring Supreme Power. By Lord Syndenham of Combe, June 1 1921   Do the British people understand whither Mr. Balfour’s Palestine policy is leading us? asks Lord Sydenham in an article in…  [more]

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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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