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Jeff Munroe

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Something to Eat

Have you ever thought about how much food there is in the Bible? I’ll admit I hadn’t thought about it much until last week, when I spent a couple of days with Doug Worgul at the Buechner Institute of Faith…
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A Married Messiah?

Why is it important that Jesus wasn’t married? Allow a personal disclosure first.  I don’t think Jesus was married.  But in the past month or so since a textual fragment was discovered that suggests he was married, I’ve asked myself…
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Dad was Born in Mexico

“Dad was born in Mexico.” It’s been a few weeks, but that line, from Mitt Romney’s speech at last month’s Republican Convention, made me sit up and take notice like I do every morning after the third push of the…
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Whatever Happened to Labor?

There is a dispute whether it was Peter McGuire of the Brotherhood of Carpenters or Matthew Maguire of the International Association of Machinists who thought up Labor Day.  McGuire or Maguire, Labor Day was first celebrated by the Central Labor…
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Fun Facts

“When you’re through learning, you’re through,” the old adage goes, and here’s what I’ve learned in the two weeks since last I blogged here. I have learned that archery is the national sport of Bhutan and team handball is the…
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We Can Do Better

In the aftermath of last Friday’s horrific events in Aurora, Colorado, I have heard several people describe the shooter as “pure evil” or “insane.”  No one seems to be asking if our society somehow shoulders any of the blame for…
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Uncle Cliff

One of the first times I met Cliff Anderson he was sitting in a chair in the corner of my college dorm room eating a pineapple.  I remember both of us laughing when our hands stuck together, a result of…
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RCA Overtures and Following the Money

“Follow the money.” If you are of a certain vintage, you recall “Deep Throat” saying those memorable words to Bob Woodward in a dark DC parking garage in All the President’s Men. Over the years, I’ve found that advice has…