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Righteousness

Who Are the Righteous?

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact
Bill Halamandaris

And the Lord said, "If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes." (Genesis 18:26) In every g...

Money and Morality

Robert Koehler | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

This is humanity's moral maelstrom: Doing what's right, in a simple, pragmatic sense -- securing survival and connection with one another -- almost always, at least in Western civilization, gives way to doing what's righteous. Righteousness is an instrument of power, an enabler of domination. Righteousness can be gamed.

Yom Kippur 2013/5774: "Restoring the Arc (of A Love Affair)"

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 11.16.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

The prophet Isaiah is on my mind and in my heart more and more. His voice rings in Yom Kippur's Haftarah with messages I fear we've forgotten. With messages I believe we must begin to remember, even if they hurt our hearts. Especially because they hurt our hearts so deeply.

The Debate Over Noah: Was He Righteous Or Regular?

Rabbi Aaron Alexander | Posted 10.17.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Aaron Alexander

I am often amazed that a rabbinical debate can cover the globe and last more than 2,000 years. The controversy over Noah's essence as a person is a paradigmatic example of this phenomenon.

Soul-Talk: How To Move From Righteousness To Right-Use-Ness

Russell Bishop | Posted 05.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

Do you ever find yourself getting just a little irritated with people who can be so darned self-righteous? You know the people I mean -- the ones who are so far beyond being right that there's just no room for anyone else to even have a thought on the subject?

Soul-Talk: Are You Courageous Or Just Self-Righteous?

Russell Bishop | Posted 04.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

True courage takes many forms, few of them characterized by bravado and none of them insensitive or unkind. That doesn't mean true courage can't appear to be insensitive or unkind

Third Installment: Obama, Congress And Budgeting The Biblical Way

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 09.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

Most of what is happening in Washington, D.C. is a far cry from justice and righteousness as revealed in the Bible and in the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.

With Liberty And Justice For All: Why The Bible Promotes Equality

John Dominic Crossan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Dominic Crossan

Faith may have invoked divine justice but experience repeatedly contradicted it. From where, then, did that expectation of a world ruled by a fair and equitable distribution of its resources come?

Who Does God Like To Hang Out With? Psalm 15 Sheds Some Light

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

The psalmist struggled with this question: Who is worthy of membership in God's "club"?

Why Are Americans So Angry? Arizona and Beyond

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

Why we are in effect ignoring the widespread nature of the acts and attitudes of violence throughout our human climate in general?

Our Choice: Changing the Game

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

Some people say Gandhi was about nonviolence. And he was. But he is significant for something else that I believe is far more important: He changed the game.

Are You Addicted to Being Right?

James M. Lynch | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
James M. Lynch

The cost of needing to be right is a negative outlook, frustration, an overload of judgment and can start that back of the brain voice working overtime!

Be Real Not Right

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

As I've learned and you've probably noticed as well, it's not only impossible to be right all the time, it's exhausting, stressful, and no fun (for us or others).

Unlearning the "Perfect Lessons" From History

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

To admit our part in emotional and educational and political violence, through our modeling of hatred and righteousness or through our passivity, we would have to begin to turn the notion of perfectionism on its head.

From King to Obama, the Arc of Justice

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Newman

Generations of Americans have heard the cries for change and it's been a long journey by many who have brought justice to the doors of our government on this momentous occasion.