Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Americans and Their Abusive Relationship

I know, I know, I know ... it's very bad form to post political opinions on an arts and travel and unique special interests blog like this one. And I haven't in over a decade, so I am pretty good. But, we are in a most unusual time in our nation - in the world! - and I read this very short essay by the marvelous John Pavlovitz today. It articulates exactly how I feel about this issue right down to the last comma and period. So, I'm going to post it in its entirety here. I hope you read it, and take from it what you will

Americans Need To Get Out of This Abusive Relationship




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John Pavlovitz is a writer, pastor, and activist from Wake Forest, North Carolina. In the past four years his blog Stuff That Needs To Be Said has reached a diverse worldwide audience. A 20-year veteran in the trenches of local church ministry, John is committed to equality, diversity, and justice—both inside and outside faith communities. In 2017 he released his first book, A Bigger Table. His new book, Hope and Other Superpowers, arrived on November 6th.


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Billings Gazette
Former megachurch pastor visits Billings, makes appeal for more kindness amid disagreements

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Just in time for Thanksgiving, instructions on building a bigger, more inclusive table

Indy Week
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John Pavlovitz, digital pastor of the resistance, pitches a bigger Christian tent

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Jeanie said...

Well stated and I'm glad you posted it!

Janet Ghio said...

I adore John Pavlovitz and what he has to say. I attended a workshop of his about 3 years ago. Thanks for introducing him to your readers!

Lisa D. said...

John Pavlovitz's essay on abuse is poignant and profound. However, I have to say that I think the opposing side and the president's critics are no better than he is, maybe worse considering the lengths they have gone to to sabotage his presidency. I will hold my nose and vote for him, as I think he is one of the last things that stand in the way of socialism taking over this country.