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Ethical Musings · 1W ago

Why bother with church?

Some years ago, two signs were posted on the gates of the Anglican cathedral: in Winnipeg, Canada, "The Anglican Church Welcomes You" and "The Premises are Protected by Guard Dogs."[1]Church...
Ethical Musings · 1W ago

Gifts from Foreigners

The gospel reading for Epiphany, celebrated by Christians on January 6th of each year, tells the story of the wise men visiting the infant Jesus. Wise men is a convenient euphemism; these ma...
Ethical Musings · 2W ago

Ethical Musings is changing

Change is endemic and pervades the cosmos. Ethical Musings, part of the cosmos, is not exempt from change.First, Ethical Musings posts will generally appear only once a week.Second, your bes...
Ethical Musings · 3W ago

Marian musings

The wonderful Christmas story, which continues to touch, and often to inspire, generations represents the confluence of two significant streams of thought. Jewish scriptures, theology, and b...
Ethical Musings · 3W ago

Let it be with me according to your word

Mary Ann O’Roark was decorating for Christmas, rummaging through packing materials, unable to find the baby Jesus that belonged to the Nativity set from [Israel] given to her by her parents....
Ethical Musings · 3W ago

Making peace not war with North Korea

Fear, hate, and conflict too often operate as a closed, self-reinforcing, repeating cycle. Fear feeds hate; hate feeds conflict; and conflict feeds fear.Optimally, peacemakers disrupt that d...
Ethical Musings · 1M ago

Advent calls us to work for social justice

My reading the past few months has emphasized U.S. political history. Among the books I have read are:Ron Chernow, The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Fin...
Ethical Musings · 1M ago

Rethinking TEC's budget

The Most Rev. Michael Curry has been Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church for less than two years. Yet, while attending the Diocese of Hawai’i’s annual convention in October, I was impre...
Ethical Musings · 1M ago

When history and faith intersect

When a Navy ship passes the ARIZONA Memorial, that ship renders honors as if passing another ship. The bosun of the watch pipes attention to port or starboard, as the case may be, and then e...
Ethical Musings · 1M ago

Not like me

Photos of Donald Trump in group settings greatly disturb me. The people around him all look a lot like he does: older, Caucasian, and male. I don’t have anything older Caucasian males; I mys...