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American Gods

[Warning: discussion of racism and racist violence.] “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.” Mat 13:44. One of my favorite premises for a book is American Gods by Neil Gaiman. In it, the old gods like Odin and Thoth exist, but so do gods like Tech, Drugs, and Media. It...

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Christ the King Sunday

Job, after all his suffering said, “Let the Almighty answer me!” Stephen, as they were about to drag him from the city and stone him, told them, “Yet the Most High does not dwell in houses made by hands, as the prophet says ‘Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. What kind of house will you build for me, says the Lord, or what is the place of my rest? Did my hand not my make all these...

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A blessing of uncertainty

This Friday, October 11, I’ll find out whether or not I passed the Arizona Bar Exam. I’ll get to scan the alphabetized list of every name of every person who got the required score and if I see my name, I can become an attorney. It’s a moment that is the culmination of years of work and pain. The stress of studying for the bar was intense and real. There are 14 testable areas of ...

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