Monthly Archives: December 2016

Many Thanks!

In everything, there has to be a last day–an ending.  I believe that time has come for Oboedire.  For the past 6.5 years, I have “delivered my soul” on an array of topics directly and indirectly connected to Spiritual Formation. … Continue reading

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Nonviolence: We Shall Overcome

Nonviolent movements sing their way forward.  Not insignificantly, angels sang when Jesus was born.  In the civil rights movement,  no song better captures the essence of nonviolence than “We Shall Overcome.”  I end this series on nonviolence with the lyrics … Continue reading

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Nonviolence: A Way of Endurance

To read of the various expressions of nonviolent resistance inevitably raises the questions, “How were they able to keep going despite wave after wave of opposition, which sometimes included murder, and always included degradation?  How did they maintain such poise … Continue reading

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Advent #4: No More Abandonment

The reading for the final Sunday in Advent is Isaiah 7:10-16, foreseeing a time when there will be no more abandonment. Ask any counselor or health-care provider, and they will confirm the “hole in the soul” which forms in individuals … Continue reading

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Nonviolence: Process

Principles must be enacted.  Martin Luther King Jr. proposed the following six steps to express the principles of non violence in specific situations.  These steps are still taught at the King Center in Atlanta. INFORMATION GATHERING:  To understand and articulate … Continue reading

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Advent #3: No More Fear

The reading for the third Sunday in Advent is Isaiah 35:1-10, looking toward a time when there is no more fear. When a people are enveloped over an extended period of time in an atmosphere of arrogance and are the … Continue reading

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Nonviolence: Principles

Martin Luther King Jr. condensed the essence of nonviolence into the following six principles–principles which are still taught at the King Center in Atlanta. PRINCIPLE ONE:  Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people. It is active nonviolent resistance … Continue reading

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