Kelly reads from the upcoming book:
In March, 1964 the Anchorage Earthquake sent a Tsunami down the Pacific Coast from Alaska to hit Crescent City, California causing major damage and 10 fatalities. Several of the fatalities happened to men sitting in a bar who thought it would be a good idea to get some six packs to go– and watch the Tidal Wave come in down at the Crescent City pier.
“With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.” Abraham Lincoln
- Dear Progressive Christians, deconstructed Christians, post-Christians, and all the rest of you that still identify your beliefs under the influence or guidance of Jesus’ teachings, where are your grace and mercy? I haven’t seen it in many years. I started following your work, I read your books, and I listened to your podcasts so that I could learn to break away from hateful ideologies of fundamental Christianity, particularly Evangelicalism. But lately, all I see is a new batch of fundamentalism and it seems to all be situated on hatred for Trump, those who support Trump, and anyone that you may perceive as a Trump supporter simply because they are white. DANIELLE KINGSTROM
[NOTE: The following is an excerpt from the soon-to-be-published book Jesus Unforsaken: Substituting Wrath With Divine Love To Satisfy God’s Atoning […]
Union or Separation? It is an important question. Many of us, maybe most of us, started with separation from God because the Western Church has preached separation for so long we didn’t even realize there was an alternative way of looking at things. But, once you take off the glasses of separation and put on the glasses of Union, Oh My! How everything changes. Dr. C. Baxter Kruger has been making this point for over 30 years. His new essay “The Mediation of Jesus Christ” is the result of a life-time of study, preaching, discussion and living life from the vantage point of union. Union of the Father, Son and Spirit, union of Jesus with all humanity, indeed, union with all creation. You may download it and send it to friends or provide them with the link to read it for themselves.
The establishment people think they have a pretty advanced civilization here. Well, technically maybe they’ve done a lot, although we know civilizations that have gone much further in the same direction. In most respects this is a pretty backwards civilization. The establishment seems completely incapable of learning some basic truths. The most basic principle of all is that of not harming others, and that includes all people and all life and all things. It means not controlling or manipulating others, not trying to manage their affairs. It means not going off and killing people over there – not for religion, politics or military exercises or any other excuse. No being has the right to harm or control any other being. No individual or government has the right to force others to join or participate in any group or system or force others to go to school, to church or war. Every being has the right to live his own life in his own way. Every being has an identity and a purpose. To live up to his purpose, every being has the power of self-control, and that’s where spiritual power begins. When some of these fundamental things are learned, the time will be right for more to be revealed and spiritual power will come again to this land.
Rolling Thunder spiritual advisor to the Grateful Dead–Source: searching for spiritual power: a quote from Rolling Thunder – The Sunshine Is Ours