A Culture Shattered Part 1

June 22, 2015 by   | Category: Blog, Featured, Middle Blog

DR 15-06 A Culture Shattered Part 1 A Culture Shattered   Part 1 of 5—The Dialectic Scheme: Priming the Pump (1960s); Testing the Waters (1970s) Debra Rae   Middle American Baby Boomers can’t help but wonder, “What made our culture shift as it has?” More importantly, ”Is the America of our childhood lost forever?” Some credit this phenomenon to Darwin’s theory of historic optimism, or social Darwinism, presupposing that apart from God a natural succession of gradual reforms... 

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Remaking America for Global Governance

May 11, 2015 by   | Category: Middle Blog

15-05 DR Remaking America for Global Governance Remaking America for Global Governance: Inter-faithism, Eco- and Social- Justice, Transhumanism, Techno-Fascism Debra Rae In the wake of President Obama’s State of the Union Address, many ponder what 2015 will look like for their families, nation, and world.1 The President referenced the work of “remaking America” and boasted “a breakthrough year for America” with “the shadow of crisis past.” “We have laid a new foundation,” he reported;... 

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Meet Ima Do-Gooder

February 13, 2015 by   | Category: Featured, Middle Blog

Meet Ima Do-Gooder and Mia Mystic, Affable Spokespersons for Deception Debra Rae   Allow me, if you will, to introduce Ima Do-gooder and his partner, Mia Mystic. Both college educated,i Ima and Mia are model citizens, ever ready to take in stray animals and take on local litterbugs. The kindly couple lives modestly in a demonstrably “green” apartment within an urbancluster development boasting easy access to public transportation.   No car clutters their garage—only bicycles handily... 

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Life Boat – Part 1

September 24, 2014 by   | Category: Blog, Middle Blog

  Eco-Justice EPA Style Privileged Planet; Plundered People, Part 1 Debra Rae   In the early 1970s, a trendy role-playing exercise, the “Lifeboat Game,”[1] presumed to clarify students’ values in public school classrooms. It works like this: As a group of survivors, lost in rough seas, cling to a dangerously overcrowded rescue boat, they reason that some of them must be sacrificed for others to live. Based on its self-acclaimed moral authority, derived from decades of ecological... 

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Emerging Universalism Part 4: Ecumenical Reconciliation

August 15, 2014 by   | Category: Blog, Middle Blog

In The Tempest, Shakespeare introduced an idiom that today has gained currency among religionists. “Misery,” he wrote, “acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.” Now, it might be said, “Universalism acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.”[1] As I write, donations are being raised for “The House of One,” where the world’s first-ever church, mosque, and synagogue will share a single roof at the location of the city’s first church in Berlin, Germany.[2] Along with... 

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Emerging Universalism Part 2: Ecumenical Reconciliation

June 27, 2014 by   | Category: Blog, Middle Blog, Uncategorized

Emerging Universalism Part 2: Ecumenical Reconciliation Debra Rae In cadence with the likes of Dorothy, the Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow, and Tin Man, scores of unwitting folks skip merrily down the yellow brick road in pursuit of “the rainbow over the stream and the fellow who follows a dream.” Popularized in the late 18th century, and all the rage today, the dream of Universalism requires no redemption from sin, or atonement for it. Hell and damnation are unthinkable. How could a loving god possibly... 

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Emerging Universalism Part 1

June 10, 2014 by   | Category: Blog, Middle Blog, Uncategorized
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A War for All Seasons

April 3, 2014 by   | Category: Blog, Middle Blog

For ancient Israelites war held religious significance. In fact, priests often accompanied armies into battle. Wars were initiated with sacrificial rites; the divine oracle was consulted and trumpets blown. Biblical battles date back to the time of Abraham and Israel’s wars of conquest and were followed by wars involving the United Kingdom and, thereafter, the Divided Kingdoms of Judah and Israel.i Over nine hundred years before Christ, Solomon acknowledged a time for war.ii The second president... 

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2014 Road Map To Global Transformation

February 6, 2014 by   | Category: Blog, Middle Blog

For ancient Israelites war held religious significance. In fact, priests often accompanied armies into battle. Wars were initiated with sacrificial rites; the divine oracle was consulted and trumpets blown. Biblical battles date back to the time of Abraham and Israel’s wars of conquest and were followed by wars involving the United Kingdom and, thereafter, the Divided Kingdoms of Judah and Israel.1  Over nine hundred years before Christ, Solomon acknowledged a time for war.2 The second president... 

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