Saturday, September 18th, 2010 :: 3:00 AM

"On this day celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, let’s honor his memory by taking time to remember why so many people didn’t like him. Now that Dr. King is dead and gone, leaders of all stripes purr their respect. But back in the day many of these same people didn’t like what he said nor what he did, nor what he stood for.

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"It’s easy to remember the easy parts of Martin Luther King’s legacy. Who today could object to his 'I Have a Dream' speech? It’s a lot harder to act on the tough parts, the parts that riled up his political base, even though they were the right and moral things to do. Let’s honor Dr. King’s memory today by remembering the tough parts, the parts that challenge the conventional political wisdom. We can honor him even more by having the courage to act on these convictions." (>>)

Sunday, September 5th, 2010 :: 4:09 PM

"i did some reading, and talked to a bunch of women about how — for some of them — male pronoun use for god, no matter how much we might try to admit that god doesn't have a human gender like we do, is a struggle for them. i understand that, no matter now much we try, it's impossible for us to fully separate our understanding of god from our experience in life, and that metaphors and history both speak loudly into our psyches, worship, theology and practice." (>>)

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