Tag Archives: Church

A Spiritual Autobiography

I wrote the below spiritual autobiography a dozen years ago as part of a servant leadership study group.  While it definitely needs updating, it serves well as a brief overview of my spiritual history and development over much of my … Continue reading

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FREE POSTER: Senator Rob Portman as The High Priest Caiaphas, Starring In That Christian Damn Nation

This free poster takes Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) to church over his brutally un-Christian vacillation over the senate Republican health care bill.  This satirical poster is yet another installation in my “Parity or parody in democracy” series.  Wile Sen. Portman … Continue reading

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POEM: Owed To Chet Chambers

His exacting integrity Was seeded only by generosity of heart He loved Awe of God’s children As well As he kin He planted seeds That others would harvest He worked side by side Under God’s reign And the radiance of … Continue reading

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HAPPINESS: Hedonic Happiness Versus Meaningful Happiness

I have long been interested in happiness and happiness research.  I recently stumbled across one of the most fascinating scientific articles of any kind that I have read in recent years: Some Key Differences Between a Happy Life and a Meaningful Life. … Continue reading

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COMEDIAN JESUS: Pax Romana — You’re Killing Me!

This Comedian Jesus political cartoon highlights the shallow liberalism and false choices of Pax Romana, the metaphorical stand-in for Pax Americana, peace through so-called enlightened domination. This Comedian Jesus cartoon also ties the all-too-convenient collaboration of political and religious elites … Continue reading

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POEM: Another Martyr Bides The Dust

Another martyr bides the dust And I was a stray Beside myself In the fog Of yet another mourning The missed over my heart Feeling only that ephemeral beaten The wait on my brain Fueled into thinking of the dread … Continue reading

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POEM: Loving Your Enemas

The legal lists Were longing With who hurt And who not heard Attesting too How much they love They’re enemas Only wading For sue a side As eminent just us And inevitably knot Passing the smell test This is a … Continue reading

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POLITICAL CARTOON: CEO Jesus Retirement Plan

CEO Jesus: You Had Me At The Retirement Plan After a long hiatus, CEO Jesus is back.  This comic was inspired by a poem I wrote recently: At Jesus, Inc. I came for the love and mutuality I stayed for … Continue reading

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POEM: Are You A Friend of Dorothy?

As a friend of Dorothy Day I wood ax More than won quest in A bout Her call As a tenet in passable saint hood As if a priest to nun Or mirror lay person Aborting gaiety As an infallible … Continue reading

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POEM: Less Than Eternal Question

The Rev. Medley Had risen To the highest position He would ever It was only down from there An awe too common Occupational hazard Of moderate irony And accumulating lessens Just falling short Of making one cross Facing that less … Continue reading

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POEM: A Forgetting God

Remembering God is almost as hard as God forgetting us Remembering God can be difficult.  Remembering God can be particularly difficult if we are not trying to remember God.  I believe that we all experience God, though some of us … Continue reading

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POEM: Synctretised Swimming

Synctretised Swimming Unearth as it is in heaven Land and see The evolution Of God’s creation And learn Who or what Our teachers be In theology schooled Like fish in water Expounding on thirst All the wile Shitting where they … Continue reading

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POEM: I Could Have Swore

I Could Have Swore Backs against the wall And faceless No name to call Wandering If anyone Ever Will get their drift Homie-less At the center A cross person Surrounded by thieves And gawkers In a sea of blindness In … Continue reading

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SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER: A Christian Perspective on Justice

Here is a portion of a document that I drafted a couple of years ago while I was a board member of Toledo Area Ministries (TAM).  It was never adopted in any form, but I put a lot of work … Continue reading

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POEM: Worship Here and There

I heard that many people will travel miles To go to church I find so much worship between here and there I rarely make it anymore No related posts.

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Another Bastard for Birth Control

Today, a couple hundred people gathered outside the Lucas County Courthouse in Toledo, Ohio, to demonstrate about religious freedom and healthcare in America.  Most of the crowd was organized by the effort to repeal President Barack Obama’s so-called Obama care, … Continue reading

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Reality Television: Poverty Grows

Reality Television: Poverty Grows – POLITICAL BUTTON Reality Television: Poverty Grows – POLITICAL BUTTON This cool design is linked to a button, but other great Top Pun products like T-shirts, bumper stickers, mugs, caps, key chains, magnets, posters, and sticker … Continue reading

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Blessed are the Peacemakers

Blessed Are the Peacemakers – Jesus Quote–BUTTON Blessed Are the Peacemakers – Matthew 5:9 – Jesus–BUTTON This cool design is linked to a button, but other great Top Pun products like T-shirts, bumper stickers, mugs, caps, key chains, magnets, posters, … Continue reading

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POLITICAL CARTOON: Country Club Jesus – Blessed are those who exclude others for economic reasons

Country Club Jesus Speaks! Welcome to Country Club Jesus!  This is the latest installment the Top Pun series of comics that run on Sundays, featuring CEO Jesus, Free Market Jesus, Country Club Jesus, General Jesus, Comedian Jesus, and who knows … Continue reading

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POLITICAL CARTOON: CEO Jesus – The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth

CEO Jesus Speaks: The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth! Welcome to CEO Jesus!  This is the second installment a new Top Pun series of comics that will run on Sundays, featuring CEO Jesus, Free Market Jesus, Country Club Jesus, General … Continue reading

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