My most famous photo

Well, the photo in question isn't really famous. And it's about the only photo of me that's published somewhere other than on my own sites, so that "most" modifier isn't really necessary. Oh, and it's a picture of me but not by me. Other than those minor quibbles, the title of this post is totally …

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Vote out hunger, how?

The Midterm Elections are now just a few days away (on Tuesday, November 4). Last week, I pledged to vote in a way that seeks to end hunger and encouraged you to do the same. Which you can still do, by the way. But it occurred to me that it might not be exactly obvious …

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Connections. It’s all about connections.

There was a lot to like about last weekend's Confirmation retreat. No, not everything was peachy. You can't throw 16 people who aren't used to spending that much time together into a fairly small space for 26 hours and expect nothing but sunshine and roses 🙂 We played a lot, and we snacked a lot, …

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Advocacy at work

Well, that happened fast. I guess sometimes it all comes together. Lately I've used this space, as I often do, to write about the Christian duty to engage in justice advocacy to alleviate hunger, poverty and oppression. Then Bread for the World picked up a little of what I wrote and asked if they could …

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Wanna feed 2 million people – or even 9 million – in less than 10 minutes?

If so, all you have to do is read a little and add your name to a letter. Sometimes advocacy is just that simple. Illinois residents (along with those of Alaska, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Washington, Wisconsin, and West Virginia) have an opportunity - I would even say a duty - to influence legislation …

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Striving to have eyes that see

My September 29th sermon was, at heart, an attempt to humanize people who receive SNAP benefits - people who are all too often demonized, blamed for needing help, called names like "lazy" or "grifters." I was trying to demonstrate that the people who receive SNAP benefits are simply that: people. It just happens they are people who need …

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The power of 1000 days

The church. Christians. Followers of God in the Way of Jesus. Living the life of faith. Being the hands, feet, and voice of Jesus in the world. If you've spent any time around me (or, you know, this blog or my other blog or my twitter feed or my facebook timeline), I would hope it is clear that I believe …

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