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Totu Taotao Unu

At the dinner show my mother and I went to last night (review forthcoming), the show made a great deal of all people being one. This was done by a variety of means–including a choreographed portrayal of the creation of … Continue reading

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In My Tribes

This morning I had the opportunity to talk at some length with a friend of mine about the existence of tribes. This person had, very seriously, stated an intention to find out who was members of the same tribe that … Continue reading

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Living In A Cardboard Box

In the 1980’s, one of the more memorable one-hit wonders in the United States was the band Living In A Box, which was the same title as their debut album and their only hit in the United States. While the … Continue reading

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Fragile Identities

One of the most striking aspects of contemporary identity politics is the fragility of people who engage in it. Traditionally speaking, at least, there has always been a wide difference between identities that were self-chosen and those identities that were … Continue reading

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On Representation

Today the first ever black female Supreme Court justice was confirmed by the senate, and she was unwilling to lay down a definition for what it meant to be a woman. She could not do so because given the state … Continue reading

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I Know That Name

To what extent do our self-identifications matter? There is a great deal of discourse today about identity, and most of the time this question of identity relates to the struggle between what we say about ourselves and how we identify … Continue reading

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A Hard Burden To Bear

Over the course of this week I have been reading a novel loaned to me by a friend (review forthcoming), and one of the aspects of the novel that I have been paying attention to is the way that this … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To Amanda Marshall?

For a variety of reasons, I find myself fond of the music of a variety of artists who had a brief and slight degree of popularity and then for a variety of reasons never found themselves again in the public … Continue reading

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What’s In A Name?

[Note: This is the prepared text for a message given to the United Church of God congregation of Portland, Oregon, on Sabbath, July 24, 2021.] A few months ago we looked at the promise given to all believers in Romans … Continue reading

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Inside/Outside: Part Two

One of the issues we regularly discuss here because it comes up in so many facets of existence is the subjectivity of people. An objective reality exists outside of us but we have no reliable means of grasping that reality … Continue reading

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