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Ode to James Comey

SONGWRITER ARRESTED FOR TREASON! Because his song requested that the President rehire the defender of the nation, the artist was arrested for treason. He was released when he agreed to destroy all copies of the song. The national defender had … Continue reading

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“My Lifelong Thanks”

On Veterans Day   “My Lifelong Thanks”   I was a great big second-grader as the Independence Day parade approached. The first wave was men in old uniforms. They did not walk, But marched, Firmly holding their flags aloft, A … Continue reading

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Private Solutions Beat Government

Voters who lean on the Bible agree strongly on compassion to the poor and marginalized. They strongly disagree on whether the best solutions are private initiatives or government. Can compassionate action be legally mandated? Is merciful intervention most effective from … Continue reading

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Saeed Abedini: Free at Last

  American pastor, Saeed Abedini, was set free by Iran today after being imprisoned since September 2012.  He was jailed while he was working under the guidance of the Iranian government in launching an orphanage for Muslim children. Abedini was serving … Continue reading

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Church-Based Theology

What is your compass? The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is making a rapid—though unconstitutional—shift to church-based theology. Growing up in a Lutheran parsonage with five brothers, we argued philosophy and theology…a lot. Sometimes we could resolve a question, … Continue reading

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Christmas Purge

Farewell, Christmas! How the Grinch Stole Christmas asked the right question for our time, “Where are you, Christmas? Why can’t I find you?” The great purge of Christmas symbols is complete at my craft store. What is most important about … Continue reading

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Group Marriage in Brazil

In October, three women in Brazil formed a civil union under the authority of a notary public. http://www.ahmedabadmirror.com/news/world/Brazilian-female-trio-get-hitched/articleshow/49612172.cms In March, three men in Thailand in Thailand had a ceremony for their own group marriage. https://benjaminunseth.wordpress.com/2015/03/06/group-marriage/

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