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Guest Post: ADVENT helps us realize we live in in-between times

Today is the first Sunday of the Advent Season. Hence the purple. Purple for the royalty of Christ. Purple for the wounds our Christ endures as he seeks to teach us what it is to be truly human, beings. And

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Remembering my mother, the political junkie

As I think of my beloved mother on the eve of her passing into eternal life, I revisit notes I shared with my children from my last visit with her: Here is my mother, the Magpie: I noticed her on

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“One Job Should Be Enough”– Clergy bless Local 5 workers on the picket line, pray for fair resolution

            You can’t tiptoe towards justice. You can’t walk up to the door all polite and knock once or twice, hoping someone’s home. Justice is a door, that, when closed, must be kicked in. Daniel José Older in Jesmyn Ward’s

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Why Naipaul Is Not Great: A True (non-Kantian) Appraisal of a Literary Career Now Ended

Originally posted on S. Shankar:
I first read Naipaul in Malaysia as a teenager. I would check out his books from the library of the club to which my family belonged. I recognized the world that Naipaul described in early…

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It’s NOT too late to REGISTER AND VOTE TODAY. Polls close at 6p.m.

Polls are open until 6pm. If you need to find out where your polling location is check out the Office of Elections Polling Location Finder If you still arenʻt registered to vote – you can register at the polls today.

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A Look At My 2018 Kauai Primary Election Votes

Originally posted on GaryHooser's Blog:
In preparation for the final day of voting on August 11th, many in the Kauai community have been asking my thoughts on the various candidates running for office. To make it easy, I have…

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Guest Post: Multiply or Divide? The Economy of Generosity

With thanks to Rev. David Gierlach, Rector, St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, for permission to publish this sermon of July 29, 2018. Back in my seminary days some 40 years ago (ouch!) our homiletics professor said there is one thing you

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