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J.S. Brooks Presents ... · 8M ago

Threatening Fortune Cookie?

Is this another vaguely threatening fortune???The other day I opened a fortune cookie and got the sneaking feeling I'd just been vaguely threatened. It was a weird feeling. I cracked open th...
J.S. Brooks Presents ... · 8M ago

Alternatives When US Senate Fails to Act on Gun Control

The U.S. Senate, Republican led, seems bound and determined to live down to expectations. Four bills seeking to provide better background checks for gun purchases and to keep guns out of the...
J.S. Brooks Presents ... · 8M ago

My Epiphany After Pulse Nightclub Murders in Orlando

Up front (full disclosure): if you haven't read my blog before, cards on the table, I'm an American Baptist minister with a complicated background, having been a editor and author, along wit...
J.S. Brooks Presents ... · 8M ago

American Baptist Statements Following Shooting at Pulse in Orlando, Florida

I am an American Baptist. I'm very pleased with the statements coming from my denomination, American Baptist Churches USA. We American Baptists are a diverse bunch, the most diverse denomina...
J.S. Brooks Presents ... · 8M ago

Scholarship Funds Being Raised By Favorite Church

My favorite church, Lansdowne Baptist in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, is currently raising funds via Go Fund Me (they like to try new things) to provide scholarship money to local high school gr...
J.S. Brooks Presents ... · 8M ago

For All Who Can't Resist Telling Others They're Doing It Wrong

A friend and colleague of mine told this beautiful little story about someone who just couldn't resist nibbing in on somebody else's business and the results. According to the "Little Book o...
J.S. Brooks Presents ... · 8M ago

Pray and Act following Orlando Nightclub Massacre

NO to hatred, NO to propaganda, NO to evil in all its corrupt forms!!!After the horrific massacre at the gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, by a man apparently steeped in a culture of violen...
J.S. Brooks Presents ... · 9M ago

Doctors and Nurses: Thanks

Hey, doctors and nurses, can I have a minute or two from your busy day?I want to stop and say thank you.My recent emergency eye surgery got me thinking of all the times you all have made a d...
J.S. Brooks Presents ... · 9M ago

Stories of Old Egypt, Dolch Folklore of the World

I stumbled across an old childhood nemesis of mine. The book Stories of Old Egypt from the Dolch Folklore of the World series, printed in 1964 by Garrard Publishing Company. I didn't read th...
J.S. Brooks Presents ... · 9M ago

Stop Empowering Stupidity, PLEASE

I never had that feeling that I had to carry the weight of somebody's ignorance around with me. And that was true for racists who wanted to use the 'n' word when talking about me or about my...