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Turning swords into plowshares, spears into pruning hooks …

…and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.  (Micah 4:3) Today’s words come from Dr. Walter Brueggeman (From The … Continue reading

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Our work continues …

I’m sure I’m not alone when I say in these post-presidential election days, it’s been difficult to push myself to get out there to do the work to which I feel called. With the holidays approaching, it would be a good cocooning season. Continue reading

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Recovery

I’m quite content being retired.  Perhaps I should say semi-retired, as I still have my hand in ministry at Old Stone Church in downtown Cleveland and I am the Executive Director of God Before Guns.  That said, it’s not like … Continue reading

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Putting one foot in front of the other …

So, happy birthday to me. Not just older, still learning how to be better. At life. And love. And trusting that God still needs me to put one foot in front of the other and make a difference in the world. Continue reading

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Is this your neighborhood, Grandma?

I’ve chosen to focus my work on ending gun violence. There’s not a neighborhood in America that has not been affected. If you want to join me in that work, just let me know. But there are plenty of other issues affecting neighborhoods and I urge you to pick one. Expand your concept of neighborhood and get busy. Somewhere. Soon. Today. Continue reading

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Today it’s personal …

I haven’t posted on this blog for months now.  Writing has been limited to a few sermons and gun violence presentations.  But yesterday I had the privilege of giving a brief eulogy for a very dear friend.  She was a … Continue reading

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Home Rule in Ohio? We’ve got our work cut out for us!

What follows are my brief remarks from yesterday’s press conference at the State House when PG Sittenfeld, candidate for US Senate, announced a new initiative for a Constitutional Amendment to restore home rule for gun laws. Or you can watch … Continue reading

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About to be in a new place …

Work in the gun violence movement can be a series of starts and stops. Times of exciting momentum and stretches of what can seem like standing still.    GVP activists often say that this is a marathon, not a sprint.  … Continue reading

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Orange Walk December 2015 Opening Prayer

You are a God who is present with us in the world as it is, and you are a God who challenges us to be agents of positive change in that world. Continue reading

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Really? this is what we’re talking about?

The following is a Letter to the Editor published in the Sunday Plain Dealer.  The title is theirs — “Keep guns out of day-card centers”.  After the initial good feeling that my letter was published, I had this knot in … Continue reading

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