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by / on April 7, 2015 at 7:44 pm / in Dark Blue Dog (Politics), Uncategorized

Voting: Politics is Ugly… and So Is Life

Voting in my hometown Chicago can be fascinating, infuriating, or both. I’ve seen it from more angles than most folks, having served as an election judge (many times), poll-watcher, and “get out the votes” activist (many, many times!). Voting is ugly. This is the truth of it. From the moment you register as a voter, you will discover this. Campaign […]

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by / on October 30, 2014 at 6:57 pm / in Uncategorized

A Conversation with Death

I’ve always hated you. I first learned about you in books, crying in quiet horror as your servants’ hands took Anne Frank away to meet you and end her beautiful words, or Kafka’s victim stood in the rock quarry looking up at a figure in a window as others’ hands plunged a blade into his chest. I saw you in […]

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by / on September 10, 2014 at 4:01 pm / in God is Love

The Tragedy of 9/11 and the Horror of Righteous Certainty

The below editorial was written in 2001, soon after the events of 9/11, and published in Cornerstone magazine. -=- “Do not bring your servant into judgment, for no one living is righteous before you.” (Psalm 143:2 NIV) Second tower is struck by hijacked plane, Sept 11, 2001   September 11, 2001, I saw the orange fireball of human righteousness. America—the […]

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by / on September 9, 2014 at 6:07 pm / in Biblical Feminism, Race & Gender

Happy 60th Birthday, Ruby Bridges! A Civil Rights Child Hero remembers….

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by / on September 8, 2014 at 4:35 pm / in Dark Blue Dog (Politics), Privilege

WWJD – Who Would Jesus Deport?

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by / on September 2, 2014 at 4:22 am / in Uncategorized

My Friend, My Lover: Sept 2 1989 Until Now Twenty-Five Years of Marriage to Carol Elaine

A video I made some years ago — perhaps my first video, in fact. I feel the same now as then, except moreso. For Dearling…

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by / on August 31, 2014 at 4:44 pm / in Uncategorized

Who am I, What is “Jon Trott’s Blue Christian,” and Why?

Jon Trott. I am an Anglo male afloat in the fog-covered ocean of middle age. I am a Jesus Freak. I am a skeptic. I am a writer — have won some awards and also have been called a “Satanist” or “Cult apologist” or “Socialist / Marxist” by those who didn’t like what I wrote. I am a communard (more […]

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by / on August 29, 2014 at 8:49 pm / in Friends

SIGN UP! for *New* Wilson Abbey Newsletter!

Dear Friends, Jesus People is building an email list for their Wilson Abbey newsletter, most likely being sent out four times a year highlighting best events as well as providing exclusive content such as free eBooks, music downloads, interviews, and videos. Exclusive content means that the information or special offers will not be publicized on their website or social media […]

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by / on August 29, 2014 at 1:42 am / in Prisons

Torture Behind Bars – The Prison Crisis in America (video w/ Alan Mills)

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by / on August 29, 2014 at 12:42 am / in Big Blue Sky

“Love Yourself”: an Existential Meditation Inspired by Gabriel Marcel

“…to have a self, to be a self, is the greatest concession made to man, but at the same time it is eternity’s demand upon him.” – Soren Kierkegaard, The Sickness Unto Death This morning my dearling Carol read to me from a book by William Backus, Christian psychologist and faithful friend until his passing last year. The book’s title, […]

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