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The Awakeness of Dreams

My favorite singer is Elina Garanca, a Latvian opera mezzo-soprano. As part of her international work, she has learned German, English, French, Spanish and Italian. And maybe more, for all I know. Once in awhile she does show that she … Continue reading

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An Irresponsible “Healthcare” Bill

It is a mark of our Republican leaders that they do not like responsibility. Trump and his spokespersons repeatedly deny that he is responsible for his words and even chide the press for holding him accountable for what he says. … Continue reading

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Grace Is Greater Than Blame

As we would expect, the shooting at the baseball field in Virginia has led to a rush to assess blame. Fox News has been insistent that the blame lies with the leftists. On the left, blame is cast on the … Continue reading

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What’s So Attractive about Bonhoeffer?

Twice in the last few days I’ve been asked why Bonhoeffer remains so popular after all these years? What’s so attractive about Dietrich Bonhoeffer? And, equally interesting, how would I summarize his message, his theology? Some would say that are … Continue reading

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Being Near Good People

Char and I spent several days last week visiting friends in northern Minnesota. Driving back home on Sunday, we talked a bit about what a privilege it is to know such special people. Were these four couples the only blessings … Continue reading

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Tranquility

It is a little past nine in the evening, nearly dark here in the northern plains. The robins, always the first to awaken in the morning and the last to stop chattering in the evening, are chirping their good-nights to … Continue reading

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Trump’s Home Runs

The more we learn of Trump’s recent travels, the more bothered I become. He cozies up to the wrong people (primarily to get a $110 billion sale of arms with no assurance that those arms will not be used against … Continue reading

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