Monthly Archives: December 2004

Commas, Periods & God

With all the fuss over the major network’s non-acceptance of the United Church of Christ ad, one of their mottos has been receiving attention as well. I think it may be nearly as unhelpful a motto as our UM motto … Continue reading

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The Cost of Non-Parenting

Mary Eberstadt analyzes the social matrix from which so much of the violent youth music of our day comes. She summarizes: And therein lies a painful truth about an advantage that many teenagers of yesterday enjoyed but their own children … Continue reading

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Boundaries, Fences, Inclusion, Embrace

It sounds like Catherine Westerhoff has written an interesting – and high relevant – book on the subject. I think I’ll get a copy and read it.

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Either this OR that

We have a tendency to think that for any given issue only two options are possible. I believe this lazy thinking is a factor behind our easy acceptance of arguments like “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” and … Continue reading

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