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Suicide by The Big Cop: Jonah and His Death Wish

I have no interest in blaming victims and will take every measure not to do so. Martyrs in early Christianity were real and we have the Roman Empire to blame.  Real people, men and women, were murdered because of their … Continue reading

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Miracles: Careening between Justice and Mercy

I don’t feel particularly somber or cynical or snarky today, and neither am I feeling particularly enlightened, hopeful, or grounded, so I am not sure why this poem – one of my favorite passages from Leaves of Grass – has … Continue reading

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Repentance and (no) Reluctance: A Confession for America

This semester at Hartford Seminary, I am taking a course entitled, “Suffering, Theodicy, and Repentance: Interreligious Readings of Job and Jonah,” taught by Yehezkel Landau.  Interreligious, in this case, means that we are looking at these two characters in scripture … Continue reading

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