Monthly Archives: November 2012

Was This Land Made for You and Me?

[Note: the contents of this post were inspired by the latest salon at the UCC Vermillion on Nov. 16, on the topic “God & Land.” Thanks to all my fellow UCC-ers for yet another stimulating conversation!]   On July 14 … Continue reading

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When Black Friday comes, I’m gonna dig myself a hole…

For many American families, Black Friday sales are almost as traditional as turkey on Thanksgiving. As a vegetarian, I tend to pass on the latter holiday custom, and this year I’m asking you, my reader, to pass on the former … Continue reading

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How the West Was Lost

South Dakota weathered the downturn of 2008-2009 better than most areas of the United States. It is well known that agriculture and tourism are driving economic forces in South Dakota. While many may think that the pine beetle is the … Continue reading

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What will Four More Years look like?

The yard signs have been uprooted. The campaign ads have ceased to saturate the airwaves, for now. And Barack Obama settles into a second term as President of the United States. This last week has been a time of jubilation … Continue reading

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Does God Care Who Wins the Election?: A Letter to Progressive Christians

On the last Friday of every month, the church I attend hosts a salon. Based on the informal gatherings of Enlightenment-era France, our salons meet at the home of one of our congregants to eat, drink, be merry, and talk … Continue reading

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McBride Remembers McGovern, Means

Our son worked for McGovern on his presidential campaign.  He drove all over S. D. and knocked on doors.  If McGovern ran today, he might win!  Soon after, our son joined the Peace Corp and went to Kenya for 2 … Continue reading

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