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Leona Foxx
Leona Foxx is a clergy woman and a CIA operative. Visit: or Read: "For God and Country" by Ted Peters.

Entries by Leona Foxx

"Justice" and Grace in Charleston

(3) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 1:41 PM

Justice is a serial killer. We kill in the name of justice, not injustice. This fact often goes overlooked because we lie to ourselves. We tell ourselves that we are "just" in order to justify treating others unjustly. The killing of the Charleston nine in "Mother" Emanuel AME Church on...

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ISIS, Islam, Jesus, and Practicing Theology Without a License

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2015 | 7:37 PM

President Barack Obama says in public that ISIS is "not Islamic." Rather, ISIS is a perversion of true Islam, he contends. Is the good president practicing theology without a license? Does the good president know how to distinguish authentic Islam from its perverted expressions? These questions are my take-away from...

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The Muslim, the Christian, and the Bull

(3) Comments | Posted December 19, 2014 | 5:05 PM

"My mother is Orthodox Christian and my father is Muslim," said my new friend, Ismail. "In my country, Ethiopia, we think people of other religions are going to hell. So, even though my mother and father like each other a lot; their marriage upset their two families. Family holidays are...

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Pannenberg's Passing

(3) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 3:41 AM

The twentieth century is now over. The giants are dead. Long live the giants!

I'm talking theologically here. In intense times the Holy Spirit raises up prophets to announce the divine word of judgment and grace. When genuine prophets are not available, the Holy Spirit gives us theologians who are...

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The Islamic State and Christian Security

(1) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 5:05 PM

King Carl XVI Gustaf walked down the aisle with the Rev. Dr. Antje Jackelen, Archbishop of the Church of Sweden. We opened the prayer service for peace in Iraq and Syria in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The date was September 8, 2014. The...

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ETI, Satan and Salvation: An Alien in My Church Pew

(6) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 6:30 AM

I'd welcome an alien in my church pew any Sunday, as an astrobiologist who is also a pastor. However, none have shown up as yet. One problem is that Ken Hamm and his fundamentalist friends tell me that extraterrestrials don't exist. Another problem is that Michael Zimmerman of...

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On July 4th: Who Will Sing "The Star-Spangled Banner?"

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 7:43 PM

Each year on July 4th, I fondly remember Mr. Hansen's 5th grade class. Mr. Hansen taught Civics with what I would now call "passion." He would stand in front of the room unashamedly demonstrating his enthusiasm for the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights with gesticulations,...

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Flag Day, June 14: Does It Still Have Meaning?

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2014 | 3:29 PM

My grandfather, Henry Tesch, was a WWII paratrooper in the first phase of the Normandy invasion, one of the unfortunates who landed in hedgerows that were higher, thicker, and more brutally injurious than the military strategists had expected. The scars from that landing were deeply etched into the flesh of...

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The 'Me' Generation Celebrates D-Day at 70

(1) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 1:09 PM

I remember walking the beaches of Normandy a few years ago, a side trip during one of my training sessions for the CIA. It was late winter. The air was brisk and damp. The sky was overcast, gray, solemn as if the sky itself wanted us to always remember June...

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