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John Franklin Hay
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Bicycle riding. Indianapolis loving. Grace exploring. Community encouraging.
Bicycle riding. Indianapolis loving. Grace exploring. Community encouraging.

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Adequacy and Change
We are adequate most of the time, sometimes less, occasionally a bit more-- but only occasionally. More average than we like to think, we unwittingly buoy the mean-- contributing to normality’s stability. But adequacy belies capacities and gifts and energie...

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Practicing Resurrection
To "practice resurrection" (Wendell Berry's phrase in his 1973 poem 'Mad Farmer Liberation Front') means, to me: to trust that truth-telling, justice-seeking and system-challenging, though apparently defeated and futile, wins. to invest in people and places...

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Good Friday Neighborhood Prayer Walk
Here's how we prayer walked our urban neighborhood this Good Friday evening Let us set out on a walk through our nearby neighborhood, stopping to pray at various points of community pain or hope. We have adapted the Roman Catholic tradition of following th...

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Office Beater Bike
I keep this bike in my office in the near-downtown Indianapolis Near Eastside neighborhood called St. Clair Place. It's actually my son Jared's beater bike that I have somewhat permanently borrowed. This Beater Bike (http://www.beaterbikes.net - no bikes cu...

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My fourth letter in six weeks to our 45th President

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Too Worldly to Be Holy?
Depictions of 'Secular Saints' by Brother Robert Lentz, OFM, include this image of '21st-Century Christ.' Before you pass on Lent again, before you dismiss it as just
for people more religious than you—more holy than you: please hear me out. If you’ve had e...

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My 3rd letter to President Trump

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Violence and Nonviolence in Social Media
In our back-and-forth online political sparring, can we express the transforming practice of nonviolence? Let’s talk about violence and
nonviolence in political sparring, particularly via social media. Many of us
engaged in online issue debate employ strong...

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My Second Letter to President Trump

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My first letter to President Trump.
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