So tomorrow's St. Patrick's day. It's also Bayard Rustin's birthday, which is much closer to my heart. I'm going to read some of his writings. Maybe some birthday cake on the Justice Altar.

Bayard Rustin (/ˈbaɪərd/; March 17, 1912 – August 24, 1987) was an American leader in social movements for civil rights, socialism, nonviolence, and gay rights.

A stirring and true sermon for troubled times.…/ted-nor…/the-power-of-progress

The following remarks were delivered on September 19th as the opening keynote at the Power of Progress conference at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. The conference was organized by the Breakthrough Institute, the Observer Research Foundation, the Pritzker Innovation Fund, Our World...

On the Justice Altar tonight.

Lord, it looks like the tide is turning at last against gun violence in Florida. Whether Brian Mast wins or loses, let him show millions of conservative Americans the way to gun safety, to peace in our schools and streets.…/how-one-florida-republica…/ar-BBJEoX5…

Rep. Brian Mast, currently serving his first term, lost his legs in Afghanistan. He now believes military-style weapons have no place in domestic life.

Just a little check-in with this ruby/fuchsite sphere on my justice altar. Today I could see nothing but pairs of eyes looking back.

“Just a little check-in with this ruby/fuchsite sphere on my justice altar. Today I could see nothing but pairs of eyes looking back.”

Just a little check-in with this ruby/fuchsite sphere on my justice altar. Today I could see nothing but pairs of eyes looking back.

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People aren't dumping faith. They're reconciling creationism and evolution in a way that suggests how we can bridge other polarizing divides.
THIS is how we keep America great. Listen to the rainbow...

241 years ago, our founders signed the Declaration of Independence. To celebrate July 4th, we brought together their descendants. Learn more about your own a...

Somehow, in the 90+ degree heat, I forgot I had glorious CHURCH FANS! Bishop cat (not an actual cat) sent me 8 of these. I've always loved black Jesus images.

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Ever had a brilliant idea for a blog post that really needs a Master's or Ph.D to do it justice? I *hope* it won't take me 10-12 years to get ready to write it!

Let's just retire the word "slacktivism," shall we?

Many people with disabilities are joining the fight online.

Composing a Justice Altar liturgy to start _next_ Saturday, including this from the Book of Common Prayer:

"O God, the Father of all, whose Son commanded us to love
our enemies: Lead them and us from prejudice to truth:
deliver them and us from hatred, cruelty, and revenge; and in...
your good time enable us all to stand reconciled before you,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."

Wisdom and repentance must precede reconciliation, though.

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Next time a political discussion starts when you just can't even, just reply, "Your congressman and senators need to hear this."

My child had fallen ill. Her doctor had just moved and we did not have a new one yet. So, we went to the local Med Express where, after being seen, a nur...

While I was looking for pictures of Dr. José Gregorio Hernández, I came across this article in Spanish: the announcement of the death of Fernando Bustamante Morales, the man who tragically struck him down in 1919. Details not only of Mr. Morales' passing, but also of the death of Dr. Hernandez, even to drawings of the accident and a map of Caracas showing the route from the scene of the accident to the hospital where Venerable Dr. Hernandez died.

How amazing the world is!

Las contradicciones entre los declarantes ocasionaron que el fiscal solicitara la absolución del imputado. Bustamante falleció el 1° de noviembre de 1981, a los 84 años de edad, y pasó a la histori…

I wonder if "He knows those who take refuge in them" better than they know themselves. How many of us have a mansion prepared for us in heaven that we can walk into at any time, and don't even know we have the keys?

You are never alone because God is always watching over you. Because you trust in him, he will never abandon you. May this verse bring you joy and optimism!

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Today's glitter. h/t Elissa Warmack

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At the Harvard University Harvard Art Museums Forbes Pigment Collection, many of the world's rarest hues are preserved. Just don't ask Narayan Khandekar, director of the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, what his favorite color is...

Whoo - goosebumps: "Unless we see that Jesus’ cross is supposed to show us God’s solidarity with those whom we hate and fear, we cannot be saved by it." Specifically in the context of lynchings and the murder of sexual minorities. Here's the source.

Does Mister Rogers belong on your justice altar? I'm seriously thinking of adding him to mine.

LATROBE — When he died in 2003, Fred Rogers was described in many headlines as gentle, beloved, kind and — of course — neighborly. But how about radical? Counter-cultural? Trouble-maker? Scholars and others are using such adjectives as they assess the legacy of the late creator and host of the long-…