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Begin with the Children

The story is told about an incident that happened in a courtroom in New York City during the thirties, when America was in the grip of the great Depression. The judge on the bench was hearing a complaint against a woman charged with stealing. She pleaded that her daughter was sick, and her grandchildren were […]

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Pride 2014 – Why We March

Dr. Laura Schlessinger is a radio personality who dispenses advice to people who call in to her radio show. She has said that, as an observant Orthodox Jew, homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus 18:22 and cannot be condoned under any circumstances. The following is an open letter to Dr. Laura written by someone […]

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Soul Foodie

Part 1 Hospitality. What comes to mind when you hear that word? What’s your definition? Here’s one that comes from Catholic priest Henri Nouwen: “primarily the creation of free space where the stranger can enter and become a friend instead of an enemy. Hospitality is not to change people, but to offer them space where […]

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A Place for Seeking the Holy

A Place for Seeking the Holy Rev. Anthony Makar Sept. 28, 2014   We begin with science this morning and a famous experiment by Stanford psychology professor Walter Mischel. When does the capacity to delay gratification develop in children? That was the question. What does that look like?   Children aged four to six […]

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Let’s Talk About Race

One way to talk about race is to just blurt stuff out. You speak out of your obliviousness. CollegeHumor, the comedy website based out of New York City, calls it “diet racism.” “Diet racism: the beverage of choice for your quietly intolerant friends.” It’s “the same sweet ignorance of regular racism, but with none of […]

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