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Monday, February 26, 2024

Bill Ellis

Rev. Bill Ellis is dean of St. John’s Cathedral. He has a bachelor’s degree in history, a Master of Divinity and holds an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Church Divinity School of the Pacific.

Post-factual, pre-factual and truth

I do not know where it arose or for what purpose, but today we are said to have entered a "post-factual" era.

Not a Strategy — A Way of Life

We have long since learned that King was a fallible human being and I have no wish to make him more than that. But it is important to notice that his vision was much larger than many people imagine.

When Pacifism Doesn’t Work

Pacifism seeks to break the cycle of violence by non-resistance to violence, believing that if enough people refuse to become violent in response to violence the world will become peaceful.

Seeing ourselves in a mirror

We have our issues, but in spite of the present contentious climate domestically, and the dangerous climate internationally, we are not faced with greater problems than ever before.

Violence and a Country of Denial

As a whole, as a culture, we are addicted to guns, and we are addicted to violence.

The questions worth asking

A very recent conversation has reminded me once again of how utterly confused many folks have become about the relationship between religion and science, and how damaging that confusion is for religion.

Rethinking what the death of Jesus means to us today

The first thing that tiny group of observant Jews who came in faith to believe Jesus was the Messiah did in the wake of the death of Jesus was to begin to understand how the crucifixion fit into the redemptive plan of God.

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