Ernesto Tinajero

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Art, says Ernesto Tinajero, comes from the border of what has come before and what is coming next. Tinajero uses his experience studying poetry and theology to write about the intersecting borders of art, poetry and religion.

Let’s listen to the popes call to care for creation

With release of the Pope’s encyclical, the forces who actively defend greed as good for everyone have been scrambling to shelter unfettered capitalism and free market ideology from the harsh light of Christian theology. As Jesus says, when the light of the gospel shines the sinners scatter. Greed defenders have their work cut out for them.

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A Prayer for Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church

Driving through streets named after Confederate generals, a failed man, a boy really, comes to Emmanuel, which as Christians know means God with us. Invited into the circle to pray for the sins of the world and his own sin, the boy instead pulls out his metal lust for violence and desecrates the space with innocent blood.

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Dolezal, heritage and identity

The convoluted manner in which Americans divide themselves, having much to do with our mixed past, has again become a hot topic with both Jeb Bush claiming to be a Hispanic and the controversy swirling around Spokane local Rachael Dolezal.

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Parenting with the Cross

Usually, when parents are given advice on parenting, we are told pretty much the best way to make our children behave and mind us. While this is important, it only captures a small part of what it means to be a father to a growing, independent human being. We are in reality grooming our children to leave us to go out into the world.

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