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Tag Archives: Social Issues

In search of the American bicycle

Earlier this year I decided I was going to make good on a long-time plan and buy a road bike. I mostly ride on pavement these days; a few years back, I more or less permanently swapped out the knobbies on my mountain bike for slick tires.

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Seattle City Council thinks globally

Today I was encouraged by the actions of a local government. The Seattle City Council unanimously passed a resolution opposing the construction of a terminal that would facilitate the shipment of coal from the United States, specifically the Powder River Basin in Montana, to Asia.

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Transcending personal beliefs

Is it possible to transcend one’s personal beliefs and opinions, and to what end?

In a series of posts, based on a paper I presented recently at the Pacific Northwest regional meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (May 11, Concordia University Portland), titled “Ways of Believing,” I will address this question.

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