Monthly Archives: June 2013

William Hogeland, author of the book “Founding Finance: How Debt, Speculation, Foreclosures, Protests, and Crackdowns Made Us a Nation,” explains how conflicting views of economics and class among the founders influenced the debate over the Constitution.

* * * * * Economics, Class, and the Founding of America Advertisements

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Cate Lineberry’s first book The Secret Rescue: An Untold Story of American Nurses and Medics Behind Nazi Lines is a mesmerizing tale of the courage and heroism of ordinary people. It tells not only a new story of struggle and endurance, but also one of the daring rescue attempts by clandestine American and British organizations amid the tumultuous landscape of the war.

  * * * * * * * The compelling untold story of a group of stranded U.S. Army nurses and medics fighting to escape Nazi-occupied Europe. * When 26 Army nurses and medics-part of the … Continue reading

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Tribute to Joanne: Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls. (Psalms 41:5-7) The psalmist comes to see that there is no silence; the answer coming from God is deeper than words. God is present, and speaking, but what he’s saying isn’t resting on the surface waters of life. This is a season where deep is calling to deep or, as Thomas Kelly phrases it, a time of going “down into the recreating silences.” — James Emery White

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * James Emery White:  The Silence of God  — Perhaps it’s not silence we’re encountering while we seek … Continue reading

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The moral test of any society is “how it treats its most vulnerable members. The poor have the most urgent moral claim on the conscience of the nation. We are called to look at public policy decisions in terms of how they affect the poor.” Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

* * * * In its origins, the concept was connected with the liberation theology movement of the mid-20th century. As a developed theological principle, the option for the poor was first articulated by Fr. Gustavo Gutierrez  in … Continue reading

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Greatest personal relations therapist Shakespeare: In his last public lecture, T.S. Eliot remarked that “So great is Shakespeare…that a lifetime is hardly enough for growing up to appreciate him,” and in one of his last essays he declared that “the development of one’s opinions of Shakespeare may be the measure of one’s development in wisdom.” — David Galenson

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * T.S. Eliot Reads Shakespeare * T.S. Eliot was the quintessential … Continue reading

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Dedicated to Joanne: “We need leaders and teams who will study their communities and the times in which they live and bring a compelling goal from the throne of God that will call together (and to action) a team of believers.” — Robert C. Crosby

* * * Mission:   Identity.   Know who you are and what you’ve been called to do.  This is leadership. * Jesus saves people from spiritual death,  from hell.  Jesus came to give people Eternal life and purpose.  As Jesus’ … Continue reading

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Exodus International’s super-remorseful Alan Chambers: Pro [leftist Christian Piatt] & Con [ultra-leftist John Shore]

* * * * * Pro-Chambers: * * Exodus International’s Alan Chambers: Bending History’s Arc * For more than a generation, the gay conversion organization known as Exodus International has been one of the most prominent Christian … Continue reading

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