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DJ Seifert
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Attended Eastern Mennonite Seminary
Lives in Harrisonburg, VA
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The 11-year-old Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange, is just an ordinary kid.
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a primary issue in the coming election
The majority of Americans favor government action, but the candidates — and big donors — differ greatly. Here is what they've said on the topic, beginning with whether climate change is real.
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Scientists believe soot that hangs over the mountains of Sichuan Basin — a byproduct of factories and cars — brought about the 2013 floods that devastated the region.
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Thank you, Doug, for flying  in and standing up against the plutocrats!
Last week U.S. mailman Doug Hughes made national headlines when he flew a tiny personal aircraft known as a gyrocopter on to the lawn of the U.S. Capitol in an act of civil disobedience. Hughes was carrying letters to every member of Congress urging them to address corruption and to pass campaign finance reform. The letter began with a quote from John Kerry’s farewell speech to the Senate: "The unending chase for money I believe threatens to stea...
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De Chardin envisaged that disembodied intelligence as something directed by us, but separate – an intelligence which now just happens to look a lot like the internet.
Stephen Hawking last year warned that AI could lead to the end of the human race
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More than a decade after the start of the Iraq War, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld continues to rewrite the history of his involvement in the conflict.
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Let's do it!
The first of two satellites carrying the sail is set to launch later this month. A second, scheduled for launch next year, will go into higher orbit to fully test the concept.
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Stanley Hauerwas is America's theological gadfly. Short is the list of people who have not been offended by something said by  the Socrates of Durham (North Carolina). There is the infamous example...
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Counselor, Pastoral Care, Social Work
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In my current vocational/avocational niche, I rely overall on group/team/collaborative dynamics (to include theories, models, literature) to discern and construct case decision-making with regards to child/youth/families while working independently on administrative, research, contemplative and writing tasks/needs. I utilize intuitively a hermeneutical model for listening, assessing and understanding human action in a child welfare context and private counseling practice with identified strengths in the area of grief counseling, integration of family systems theory, and peacemaking strategies. My goal is to assist/guide/help/monitor individuals/youth/families in dialogue, planning, working at change, waiting for healing while in partnership with a community and a deepening awareness of reality (mystery, paradox, etc.). I am comfortable working with challenging individuals, families and youth with trauma and have identified strengths in the area of grief counseling, integration of family systems theory, and peacemaking strategies. I write for the pure joy of it while trying to work at the inner life exposed to the outer world, for which at time meaning compelling the senses to dispel the deep darkness that prevails all around us through poetry.
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    Gentle Cynic, Wounded Poet, Textual Exegete, Community Social Worker, Pastoral Counselor
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Harrisonburg, VA
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Richmond, VA - Jacksonville, FL - Goldsboro, NC - Kaiserslautern, Germany - Biloxi, MS - Hamilton, OH
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Reared in Hamilton OH in a family of eight; served as altar boy in a local Catholic Parrish; excelled as a Boy Scout, an aviation enthusiast, and golfer; joined U.S. AF (77) and ventured out in a lonely world. In '80 I encountered the "radical" story of Jesus which ignited a widespread human transformation and an emerging cognizance of the Way. I sensed a vocation and studied at Trinity College. Married in 87, taught MS English, began pastoral work in Richmond, VA. In 93, I encountered ministry with a meta-church structure until 97, took a sabbatical and followed a path of enrichment taking on classic spiritual disciplines thus broadening my theological horizons while applying doubt to my advantage. Moved to Harrisonburg, VA in 98, consulted in two industries; entered seminary in 03 to work out some significant formational projects at Eastern Mennonite Seminary; earned an MDIV (emphasis on pastoral counseling and textual exegesis) while seeking to inch my way into a missional purpose and responding to an ongoing emerging church conversation with a growing cognizance of the Way non-violently via peace-making in a chaotic, fragmented and violent world filled with harsh realities and challenges. Today I apply life learning and experiences to my vocational niche that continues to narrow and hone me thin. 
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Progressively learning to live off the grid of societal illusions and anxiety, and corporate captivity by embodying sagacious models and texts that promote human flourishing in kairos time.
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Notes of a Gentle Cynic
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Chris Hedges: The War on Gays - Truthdig
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