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Ray Waddle

Blog Entries by Ray Waddle

Fighting Poverty: The Jesus We Serve, or Deserve?

Posted March 9, 2011 | 11:00:25 (EST)

Every era, every decade, gets the Jesus it wants, even the Jesus it deserves.

During the Cold War, a lurid apocalyptic Lamb of God haunted baby-boomer imaginations. During the '90s, a culture-war Christ busily decreed against gay rights and Murphy Brown. In the last decade, a Da Vinci Messiah...

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Hearing Ourselves Think Again

Posted November 23, 2010 | 11:55:54 (EST)

Fifty years ago, the richest Americans paid higher taxes than they do now, but the money funded interstate highways, public schools and science research that made the nation strong.

A tax rate of 50 percent or more on the wealthiest citizens wasn't called socialism. It was called national purpose. It...

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Faith and Financial America's Moral Compass

Posted June 1, 2010 | 17:33:00 (EST)

A century ago, hell froze over: American socialists were getting elected to local office, with the help of Christian voters.

In some precincts, socialism attracted American voters as a biblical model of economics. Success was conspicuous in farm states like Oklahoma, where socialist aldermen and sheriffs won election in...

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