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Telling the Truth, Sort Of

Like most people, I try to tell the truth all the time, but there are times when it needs to be fudged a little. For instance, no matter who is asking it, the question “Does this make me look fat?” … Continue reading

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Really Welcome

I was proud of our Helena St. Paul’s United Methodist Church when we became a Reconciling Congregation some years ago. That means we declared that we welcomed LGBTQI+ people into full participation in our congregation, despite the excluding and judgmental … Continue reading

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Hate does Not have the Final Say

In one sense, I am glad our father, Rev. George Harper, is no longer alive to see what is happening to the United Methodist denomination that he loved and served. I am sorry that my wife Pat and others like … Continue reading

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The State of Trump

Pat and I decided to keep our blood pressure down last night by not listening to the State of the Union address. During the night, I had a ridiculous dream. It seems almost blasphemous to talk about ordinary dreams when … Continue reading

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What Put Tester Over the Top

Here are my own biased, unsubstantiated, perhaps unsubstantiatable views on what put Jon Tester over the top in his race against Donald Trump and his Mini-Me. However, as many as 50.1% of those of you who voted in the race … Continue reading

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Trump the Self-Fulfilling Prophet

As of today, about 40% of the nation approves President Trump’s performance. I saw two women on TV at a Trump rally say, “There’s God, then there’s Jesus, then there’s Trump.” Many of the other 60% are inclined to see … Continue reading

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O Canada

I am a man who can admit my many biases. I freely confess they have caused me to criticize our President frequently, especially my bias against policies that are immoral. (What? His policy is to take children away from their … Continue reading

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Hope for Our Nation, at Last!

I am hopeful for our nation for the first time in a very long time. Pat and I were among many hundreds who just attended a March for Our Lives rally organized by young students in Helena. It was one … Continue reading

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George-isms

I was rummaging through some old boxes yesterday and ran across a page of sayings and stories jotted down for future use by our father, the late Rev. George Harper. Like every good comedian-theologian, I’m sure he used each in … Continue reading

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A Name for 2017

If you had to name 2017, what would you call it? I could call this the year the giants died. Mignon Waterman, Bob Ream, Dorothy Eck, Sue Bartlett, Laurie Skillman. Some of the finest human beings and role models in … Continue reading

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