Martin Luther and the Storm that Remade the World

May 14, 2018

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I encourage you to attend a celebration on Monday, Oct. 30, of the life and times of Martin Luther, the father of the Protestant Reformation. The event, at the University of Alabama Moody Music Building, begins with a reception and book exhibit at 5 p.m. and follows with a program at 6 p.m. on “The […]

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Mr. Roosevelt and the Navy

April 15, 2018

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Part of my summer reading a few years ago was a joint biography of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt written by a brilliant historian, Doris Kearns Goodwin. The book is about the Roosevelts during the World War II (1939-1945) years. It is rich in the details of a peacetime society — ours — preparing for war. […]

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Posted in: History, Navy, Politics

Prophecies

April 15, 2018

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Today Christians celebrate the transcending moment that changed the world forever. I can assure you I am not talking of politicians, ideologies, liberty, diversity, sexual peccadillos, race, gender and other man-driven issues and problems that dog our world. One Sunday, more than two thousand years ago, prophecies from the Old Testament about the coming and […]

A New Civil War?

April 15, 2018

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As the State of California cranks up its resistance to the federal government’s “interference” it its internal affairs, with respect especially to immigrants and sanctuary cities, it might do us well to remember another period in our history when different states took the federal government to task for interfering in their affairs. Let me take […]

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Capitalists and Socialists

April 15, 2018

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Putting all other categories aside for the moment—like sexists, misogynists, identity politics, me tooers, supremacists (of all colors), and a dozen or so others hurled around these days in the media—it seems that fundamentally this country has crossed the old taboo boundary between capitalism and socialism. Since the nation was created we are and have […]

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Posted in: Politics

Leaders and Followers

April 15, 2018

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I first remember hearing about leaders and leadership in general while in NROTC in college many years ago. I had never thought much about it, but our naval officer profs zeroed in on the subject and told us this is what we were being trained to do: be leaders. Recently, in the church I attend […]

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Posted in: Leadership

The Age of the Old Guy

April 13, 2018

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Ok, I’m not being sexist here. The title could be the Age of the Old Girl. Old Lady sounds like a sitcom line from a comedy of years ago. Old Person sounds so impersonal and antiseptic. Old Human Being might be the choice of the super sensitive, modern Progressive, but they’re not writing this. I […]

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Posted in: Culture, Life in America