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September 19 2014

(God) Must Love Dogs

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  image source In Mark’s gospel, Jesus commands his disciples to “go preach the good news to every creature”, so Saint Francis of Assisi did precisely that.   Saint Francis did not believe the good news was exclusively meant for homosapiens, …

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September 18 2014

Beauty in the Blurry

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"The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don't always soften the bad things, but vice-versa, the bad things don't necessarily spoil the good things and …

A Footnote In His Own Story

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The scenes are both riveting are horrifying. Big men dressed in camo, carrying shields, automatic rifles, cans of gas. Big men dressed in street clothes, carrying posterboard, or alternatively holding their hands in the pose …

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September 16 2014

Run

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I’m not much of a runner. Sure, if the gym isn’t open, I might go for a jog around my neighborhood, but generally I try not to do anything requiring rhythm, hand-eye coordination, or athletic ability …

What’s It Like To Be A Gay Christian?

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“So what’s it like?” he asked as he cut into his spinach and goat cheese omelette. “What’s what like?” I responded. “What’s it like to be a gay Christian.” I nearly dropped my fork. “I don’t think I’ve ever …

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September 15 2014

Like A Virgin

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I lost my virginity in a hotel room. It was not like the movies, no dramatic musical crescendos, no perfectly crafted lines of dialogue, just two people cautiously traveling each other's bodies for the first …

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