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About revjtomgough

In the more than 30 years I have spent in parish ministry, I have held a wide range of related interests and theological foci. From Process Theology, Creation Theology, and Liberation Theology, to spiritual practices, Celtic Christianity, and World Religious Traditions. I have learned a great deal about a very few things. Otherwise, I'm not especially interesting.

The Accidental Fascist

He might not be a Fascist, but he wouldn’t mind. Source: The Accidental Fascist

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The Accidental Fascist

He might not be a Fascist, but he wouldn’t mind. Continue reading

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The Moral Minority

Can a concerted effort among genuinely faithful people help renew the moral core of America? Source: The Moral Minority

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The Moral Minority

Can a concerted effort among genuinely faithful people help renew the moral core of America? Continue reading

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True Community

Psalms 133:1  How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! Romans 12:9-10  Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with … Continue reading

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In Praise of Progressive Christianity

2 Timothy 4:17  But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion’s mouth. There are a great many … Continue reading

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Sabbath As Resistance

One of the things that is noticeably different now, from when I was a child, is the extent to which we introduce our children to the treadmill at earlier and earlier ages. The endless loop of activities consuming every available … Continue reading

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When Silence is Complicity

This is a sad, sad day. As I write this, the dust is beginning to settle in Charleston, South Carolina. Dylann Roof has been apprehended, and the full impact of his racist act of domestic terror is only now beginning … Continue reading

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The Book of Creation

As an introduction to Celtic Spirituality, The Book of Creation is quite dense. It conveys a heart-opening sense of the spiritual perspective to be found in modern treatments of this ancient tradition. John Philip Newell is the author of a number … Continue reading

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Do Something

The culture of scarcity is often one of the underlying causes of so many social ills, but God offers a culture of abundance instead.

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