Tag Archives: Social Issues

Thoughts with No Prayers

The number of dead resulting from gun violence of all kinds is staggering. There were 692 mass shootings in 2021, the most since 2014, when the Gun Violence Archive began keeping records.

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Pastors’ views on social issues? Americans not interested

Only 8 percent of adults say they are interested in hearing pastors’ views on issues such as same-sex marriage, LGBT rights, abortion, guns, tax policy, climate change, drug policy or religious freedom, according to the Barna Group’s State of Pastors study, released Thursday (Jan. 26).

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The most compelling vision

Sherman Alexie is a Spokane Indian who has become a poet, novelist and screenplay writer.  His first book, a collection of short stories entitled "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven," became the basis of the Miramax film "Smoke Signals," one of my all-time favorite movies.  On my vacation I found the book in a shop in Dayton and discovered it is, if anything, more wonderful than the movie.

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