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What Turned a Conservative into a Liberal?

I regularly have conversations with conservatives, both political and religious conservatives. Sometimes that is through my work as an Army Chaplain, sometimes through my work as a liberal minister in a fairly conservative town, and sometimes it is through people from my past who seek me out to ask me Read more →

The Political Right and the Road to Damascus

I have spoken before about what I believe is happening on the far right of American politics today, and from the public and private responses I know it is one of the more controversial topics I engage here at Celestial Lands. I speak as someone who traveled in those far-right Read more →

The Failure of Mass Protests and the Political Right

I have written several times in the last few years about how the era of effective mass protests is over, how governmental and business power structures have become immune to them. In the late 60’s and early 70’s, such tactics were so new that they actually did change policy at Read more →

The Bi-polar Extremes of Talk Radio

I like to listen to talk radio, just about any kind. Whenever I am driving in the car (if it is not a long trip) I am much more likely to have on NPR, or Air America, or even one of the many Conservative talk radio stations around this country. Read more →

Why I’m not a “Progressive”

I remember a conversation with a religiously and politically conservative U.S. Army Chaplain while I was at the Brook Army Medical Center in San Antonio. This Chaplain had found Celestial Lands, and had specifically read the article entitled “Unitarian Universalism and Military Chaplaincy“.  About two days into the two-week course, Read more →

GOP in Search of Leadership?

I have been following with a gleam and an avid eye the quest for leadership for the Republican Party… and I have found my choice. The party need not look any further than Jonathan Krohn, a 13 year old conservative from Atlanta. Boy’s got mad skills. Krohn spoke this week Read more →