Monthly Archives: February 28, 2017

Who is my neighbor? Then & Today

Who is my neighbor? Then & Today

The Religious of Jesus day, that is, the fundamental Jewish establishment, were so hard headed that Jesus in answering the question, “Who is my neighbor?” had to turn the turn the table in his answer. The story begins with a man, beaten, robbed (even of his clothing) and left for dead while on his way… Read more

Love your neighbor as YOUR self.

Love your neighbor as YOUR self.

“Love your neighbor as your self” falls short, the Greek reads (Mark 12:31), “Love your neighbor as YOUR self.” We often lose that emphasis on the YOUR. It is more than just treating our neighbors as we would want to be treated. The relationship goes much, much deeper. Our neighbor, and how we treat our… Read more

Guest Post: “Alt Jesus” – Harmon Locke

Guest Post: “Alt Jesus” – Harmon Locke

“Alt Jesus” by Harmon Locke No more money, no more friends, came up too quick, got the bends. Empty house, and windows smashed, Please tell me that I am, no trash. Jesus is watching and Santa Claus, And India is full of holy cows. Nature wants you back again, We are all from this earth… Read more

J.C.

J.C.

Would you buy a crumbling school building sans roof with the idea of living in it? Or how about opening a store or a BBQ joint in a mostly defunct town on the way to nowhere? J.C. did all! We met J.C. while passing through what was once the town of San Gabriel. Well, technically… Read more

The Celebration of Creation

The Celebration of Creation

“Our God is the God of Heaven and Earth, of sea and river, of sun and moon and stars, of the lofty mountain and the lowly valley.”1 These words of St. Patrick are the epitome of the Celtic Christian’s holy embrace of nature. They speak of their sense of ecology. Everywhere one goes, even today,… Read more

Living in the Borderlands

Living in the Borderlands

To live in the Borderlands means you Are neither fully of the world Nor fully of religion… You can a half-breed, A citizen of both Or you can be an envoy of another kingdom. Caught in the crossfires between ideologies To survive the Borderlands You must live sans borders, Be a crossroad. With apologies to… Read more

Sponged Out, Erased

Sponged Out, Erased

Are you willing to be sponged out, erased, canceled, made nothing? Are you willing to be made nothing? dipped into oblivion? If not, you will never really change. – D. H Lawrence   Erased, canceled, made nothing, dipped into oblivion… This is what living in the Borderlands is all about. The Borderlands is that gray… Read more

Thank God for the Old

Thank God for the Old

What a tragic sense of loss For a friend held dear. Yet… A sense of excitement— Expectation! I’ve had to leave the old behind The old theologies. Forging ahead… A new theology, sharp— Cutting! Thank God for the old, It brought me this far, And… Laid the groundwork For the new. Frank A. Mills, ©… Read more

New Day Dawning

New Day Dawning

A New Day is dawning… I am excited about the future of America and of the world. And it has nothing whatsoever to do with Donald Trump becoming our next president. There’s a change coming. “The Great Rewrite.” some are calling it. How we invent things, how we make things, how we buy and sell,… Read more

The New American Nationalism Begins

The New American Nationalism Begins

With “Day One,” which is how Trump characterized his first full working day in office American Nationalism takes front and center. The question is, is this a good or bad move for the United States economy. How Wall Street reacts might be a preliminary sign of the long-range effects of the new American Nationalism. When… Read more