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The Sound of Sanctuary

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You can watch a good movie five times and see a different movie each time.  The Sound of Music is one of my favorites for review.  I just showed it to my 9-year-old, 7-year-old and 4-year-old grandchildren who were each watching it for the first time.  They attend Luria Academy,

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Is There No Balm in Rural America?

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During my second year at Vanderbilt Divinity School, I had the opportunity through the field education program to intern at the Tennessee Justice Center, a nonprofit law firm representing clients who navigate the complex, state run health care system called Tenncare (our version of Medicaid) and advocating for health care

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“Melt Down”: A Song About Gun Violence

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Music and Lyrics by Lee Catoe, Managing Editor of Unbound Gold should melt in a fireLiquid beauty to make whateverNecklace on your neck or rings on your hand But Gold becomes an Idol Shines too bright and rivalsthe light of the ones who once did stand Bullets should melt in

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A Labor Day Story: Workers’ Dignity and Prophetic Voices

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As some of us take our rest on Labor Day, may we ponder the meaning of what it means to labor. Labor creates productivity that then (with skills and tools) creates the means to capitalize on that productivity.  Labor is physical, mental, emotional, and yes, spiritual because our work and

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The Church Must Be Clear on Both Iran and North Korea

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Editor’s note: As we post this article, the dangers it describes are underlined by the Trump Administration’s efforts to block all international purchases of Iranian oil. A 180-day “waiver” for eight countries to continue importing Iranian oil without punitive action expires on May 2nd. Out of those eight, China, India,

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A Hard Look at Philanthropic Redlining

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Simmons College of Kentucky hosted “Philanthropic Redlining: The Illusion of Inclusion Part II” on Feb. 6th as part of The West Louisville Forum: Solutions for Urban America. Philanthropy is a loaded word. To understand why, we need to look back at the history of redlining in American cities. The connection

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