Faithful, Patriotic And Progressive

Perhaps a decade ago now, I got a call from a reporter with The Dallas Morning News who was working on a story, and wanted to interview me. The story was on the so-called rise of “Progressive Christian Churches.” We talked on the phone for about an hour. She sent a photographer to the church […]

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Keep Hope Alive

As I watched Bernie Sanders’ speech last night at the Democratic National Convention, I was taken back to 1988, and the night Jesse Jackson spoke. I had voted for Jesse Jackson in the primaries, and was a big supporter of his that year. This followed two straight previous elections where I had voted for Ronald […]

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The Myth of the Uncompromising Politician

When did “compromise” become such a dirty word? I’m looking at candidates on both sides of the political aisle, this campaign season, and concluding more and more that “compromise” has morphed into something they believe is evil. And, yes, I’m saying this has become as issue on both sides of the political aisle. Among ideologically […]

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