Adam Purinton was arrested Thursday and accused of carrying out a shooting in Olathe, Kan. He's seen here in a photo released by the Henry County (Mo.) Sheriff's Office.

Deporting the Danger

Our president has recently followed through on campaign pledges to ‘make America safe again’ (or is it great again? I can’t remember) by increasing the deportations of “bad hombres“. In reality, this just means people who are living here without legal documentation, as mothers are being separated from their American born children, and Immigration Customs…

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After the Impossible

Last night at our church’s Session meeting (our church board), someone shared this quote from Roger Bannister during her devotion to start the meeting: “Doctors and scientists said breaking the four-minute mile was impossible, that one would die in the attempt. Thus, when I got up from the track after collapsing at the finish line,…

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Welcoming and Listening

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church February 11, 2017 Luke 7:18-35 Our text today picks up immediately at the end of the passage from which Deanna so capably preached last week. It was a healing story, where Jesus healed the slave of a Roman Centurion and then brings back to life the dead son…

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Nevertheless, She Persisted

Much has been made of the official rebuking of Senator Elizabeth Warren on the floor of the Senate this past week for reading a letter Coretta Scott King wrote in 1986 about our new Attorney General Jeff Sessions. There is so much patriarchal bullshit wrapped in this action. A woman was silenced for reading something…

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Risk and Refugees

President Trump signed an executive order on Jan. 27 that bars Syrian refugees from entering the U.S. indefinitely and bars all other refugees for 120 days, and keeps out visitors for 90 days from seven predominantly Muslim countries: Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. Initially, as ABC News reported, administration officials said the…