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  • Reply to: Speaking in Tongues Just Part of the Fun at Scott Walker's Church   14 hours 26 min ago
    BTW, Marty, the author of this article has no idea as to Scott Walker's theology. I have been a member of Meadowbrook Church for 20 years. We are not a Pentacostal or charismatic church. We are an evangelical, non-denominational church. I know that there are charismatic members, but we are a big umbrella church, so we have non-charismatics and everything in-between. We choose to major on the majors and minor on the minors. I have been a member since before Scott Walker joined our church. I don't know Scott well enough to tell you if he's charismatic, but since his father is a retired Baptist pastor, I highly doubt it.
  • Reply to: Speaking in Tongues Just Part of the Fun at Scott Walker's Church   17 hours 24 min ago
    there are several problems with this article. I go to meadow brook church and I have never even heard of anyone in our church speaking in tongues. Our website does not identify women as weaker especially considering it was partly designed by a woman and that same woman is a director of children's ministries. I can also guarantee that we are not the only church to say that you must be born again or that christ's return is imminent. Jesus says those things. Lastly "Funnily" is not a word.
  • Reply to: Speaking in Tongues Just Part of the Fun at Scott Walker's Church   1 day 3 hours ago
    Way to go, Progressive! Smear a very large segment of Christianity, with millions of adherents in the US, as well as millions more world-wide. In fact, the largest growing segment of Christianity in the world. Sounds very tolerant...and judgmental. Pot, meet kettle.
  • Reply to: White Administrators' Guilt   1 day 5 hours ago
    Former Bloomfield New Mexico principal Troy H Webb, in his published dissertation "calling for an end to manifest destiny in public education" wrote that white people should not be teaching in the Southwest. As a fair complexioned speaker of Spanish and English, I have seen racist hatred from ALL sides. Webb had a fake credential, and a published racist position, yet the New Mexico Dept of Public Ed ignored this evidence. Webb is now gone, but it took years, the details of his departure are unknown. And my skin is still a big problem in my classroom, so sad.
  • Reply to: Watch: Walker's 'Dangerous' Union-Busting Policies   1 day 8 hours ago
    Maybe....just maybe the country sees unions differently than before. Maybe workers feel safer in their jobs and don't feel the need for unions. It seems like Walker isn't the only one who is pushing for right to work. People want a say in how their money is spent. Could it be that the unions are now more threatening to workers than their employers are? This is a question that deserves serious thought and discussion.
  • Reply to: Speaking in Tongues Just Part of the Fun at Scott Walker's Church   1 day 9 hours ago
    Walker didn't say Obama wasn't a Christian. He said he didn't know. But you go ahead and put words in his mouth.
  • Reply to: Welcome to Wississippi   1 day 12 hours ago
    LeftStream hit nail on the head: RTW enables people who claim to not like unions to enjoy the benefits paid for by union members without chipping in a dime toward their fair share. If the RTW people don't want to pay union dues they should not be able to take advantage of the things the union has bargained for for their dues-paying members: sick days; personal days, maternity/paternity leave; a safe workplace; paid vacations; breaks during the workday; and lunch time, just to name a few. Not to mention a living wage and cost of living increases. Those perks we take for granted today were no more than pipe dreams before unions came into the picture. And after the RTW slackers' non-payment of unions dues drives those unions to cease existing, they will once again be no more than pipe dreams. Wake up!! If businesses really cared enough to offer those things to their employees there would have been no need for the unions. Oh, and who ya gonna run to when some 12-15 year olds are hired to replace you because they can be paid less. Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. I just wish you wouldn't drag my grandchildren (and yours) back into the muck of no representation with you. And to anonymous and all of the others that weigh in supporting RTW with some made up handle: grow a pair and sign your real name!
  • Reply to: Speaking in Tongues Just Part of the Fun at Scott Walker's Church   1 day 18 hours ago
    Too bad this author is just a fanciful writer and not a journalist. The one sided agenda writing is good for fanning the flames at the base, but does little to nothing else. Really, to whom is this aticle written for? In the interest of the readership, how about a disclosure of the authors religious beliefs, customs, traditions, and facilities attended? I am not at all convinced to give credibility to this article.
  • Reply to: Speaking in Tongues Just Part of the Fun at Scott Walker's Church   2 days 4 hours ago
    The fact that you have to reach all the way back to an article from 1988 to try to demonize this church (when Walker obviously wasn't attending) is really pathetic. Also, Meadowbrook church does not practice speaking in tongues the way you describe. You are factually incorrect.
  • Reply to: Speaking in Tongues Just Part of the Fun at Scott Walker's Church   2 days 7 hours ago
    Interesting that this article draws conclusions based on a 27-year-old article in the Milwaukee Journal. Is this what we now accept as journalism?



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By Wendell Berry

Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front

Love the quick profit, the annual raise,
vacation with pay. Want more 
of everything ready made. Be afraid 
to know your neighbors and to die.
And you will have a window in your head.
Not even your future will be a mystery 
any more. Your mind will be punched in a card 
and shut away in a little drawer.
When they want you to buy something 
they will call you. When they want you
to die for profit they will let you know. 
So, friends, every day do something
that won’t compute. Love the Lord. 
Love the world. Work for nothing. 
Take all that you have and be poor.
Love someone who does not deserve it. 
Denounce the government and embrace 
the flag. Hope to live in that free 
republic for which it stands. 
Give your approval to all you cannot
understand. Praise ignorance, for what man 
has not encountered he has not destroyed.
Ask the questions that have no answers. 
Invest in the millennium. Plant sequoias.
Say that your main crop is the forest
that you did not plant,
that you will not live to harvest.

Say that the leaves are harvested 
when they have rotted into the mold.
Call that profit. Prophesy such returns.
Put your faith in the two inches of humus 
that will build under the trees
every thousand years.
Listen to carrion—put your ear
close, and hear the faint chattering
of the songs that are to come. 
Expect the end of the world. Laugh. 
Laughter is immeasurable. Be joyful
though you have considered all the facts. 
So long as women do not go cheap 
for power, please women more than men.
Ask yourself: Will this satisfy 
a woman satisfied to bear a child?
Will this disturb the sleep 
of a woman near to giving birth? 
Go with your love to the fields.
Lie easy in the shade. Rest your head 
in her lap. Swear allegiance 
to what is nighest your thoughts.
As soon as the generals and the politicos 
can predict the motions of your mind, 
lose it. Leave it as a sign 
to mark the false trail, the way 
you didn’t go. Be like the fox 
who makes more tracks than necessary, 
some in the wrong direction.
Practice resurrection.

Wendell Berry is a poet, farmer, and environmentalist in Kentucky. This poem, first published in 1973, is reprinted by permission of the author and appears in his “New Collected Poems” (Counterpoint).

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