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Where is the love?

There is a reason that the moral teaching of Jesus teaches radical love, a perfect, mature, complete love for everything that exists. Love and fear cannot coexist.

By VALERIE ELVERTON DIXON  | Mar 11, 2011 4:10 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

No such thing as a just war

War is terror and destruction and a crime that humanity commits against itself. It is neither noble nor necessary.

By  | Mar 25, 2011 12:02 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

In 2012, justice, simple justice

The meaning of American values in 2012 will be a question of justice, simple justice.

By Valerie Elverton Dixon  | Apr 2, 2011 11:45 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Terry Jones: a false prophet

How much human suffering has been the result of Christians failing to live the love of Jesus?

By Valerie Elverton Dixon  | Apr 8, 2011 10:46 AM  | COMMENTS (0)

Passover for Christians

For me, the meaning of Passover is the occasion where Rabbi Jesus issues a new commandment: to love one another.

By Valerie Elverton Dixon  | Apr 22, 2011 1:01 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

The death of Osama bin Laden is retributive justice

We created in Osama bin Laden a symbol of evil.

By Valerie Elverton Dixon  | May 3, 2011 10:12 AM  | COMMENTS (0)

Oprah Winfrey and the feminine divine

Oprah Winfrey is a conduit for the qualities and the work of the Feminine Divine because her work embodies the qualities of God the Mother.

By Valerie Elverton Dixon  | May 26, 2011 10:01 AM  | COMMENTS (0)

Civil unions for all

Any individual who offers goods and services to the general public ought to be prohibited from discrimination against people because of their sexual orientation or because they are members of a same-sex union.

By Valerie Elverton Dixon  | Jun 24, 2011 11:51 AM  | COMMENTS (0)

Keep the state out of marriage.

By Valerie Elverton Dixon  | Jun 30, 2011 7:25 AM  | COMMENTS (0)

On marriage, we see in a mirror, dimly

Bishops shunning politicians over gay marriage are attempting to put God in a box, to restrict the love of God and the justice of God to their own partial understanding of human sexuality.

By Valerie Elverton Dixon  | Jun 30, 2011 1:31 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

A meditation on meditation

Religion aides the spiritual journey when it teachers acceptance, justice and love.

By Valerie Elverton Dixon  | Jul 8, 2011 12:04 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Jeremiah Wright and current ‘pastor problems’

I will not commit the same injustice toward Perry’s pastors that was committed against Rev. Wright.

By Valerie Elverton Dixon  | Jul 14, 2011 3:37 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Towards mainstream acceptance of atheists

There is much work for both believers and non-believers to do in helping to erase the distrust that the mainstream of the society has against atheists.

By Valerie Elverton Dixon  | Jul 21, 2011 10:19 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Terrorism, faith and fear

Anders Behring Breivik ought not to be called a Christian terrorist. There is no God is such mass murderous insanity.

By Valerie Elverton Dixon  | Jul 29, 2011 9:11 AM  | COMMENTS (0)

Innocence and the end of capital punishment

While I am critical of the authorities in the Catholic Church for many of their positions, I do recognize and applaud their consistency on the issue of life.

By Valerie Elverton Dixon  | Sep 13, 2011 3:38 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Cheap talk, costly grace

Thus, for politicians who call themselves Christian, the test of their truthfulness in this regard is whether their public policies reflect the teachings of Jesus. Do they advocate policies that feed the hungry?

By  | Sep 23, 2011 12:19 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Thy kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven

I call myself a Christian, and I do not know how it is possible to follow Jesus and be anything other than radical when it comes to a spiritual morality that informs economic policy.

By Valerie Elverton Dixon  | Sep 29, 2011 4:42 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

How does Christianity translate into public policy?

To whom much is given, much is expected.

By  | Oct 27, 2011 7:17 AM  | COMMENTS (0)

The legal personhood of women

The power of a woman to decide what goes on inside her own body is a power that is protected under the 10th amendment to the Constitution.

By Valerie Elverton Dixon  | Nov 8, 2011 4:13 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Kwanzaa and the U.S. political discourse

The principles we trumpet during Kwanzaa can inform and improve our political discourse in the United States.

By Valerie Elverton Dixon  | Dec 30, 2011 9:25 AM  | COMMENTS (0)

Yes, Professor Hawking, there is a heaven

I believe that God is the source of all knowledge inspires scientific inquiry.

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A just world in the world to come

Christianity teaches that this world will end with the coming of a new heaven and anew earth of righteousness, justice, and peace.

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