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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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Gold Stars for Peeing...or Almost Any Good Deed
Few know about why I give out ceramic gold stars to friends and strangers. Here's the backstory (and this is absolutely TMI!) Not being able to pee one day last summer, I found myself in ER with a foley catheter followed by prostate exams, tests, and longte...
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They Have Threatened Us With Resurrection
  by exiled Guatemalan poet Julia Esquivel, 1980 It isn't the noise in the streets that keeps us from resting, my friend, nor is it the shouts of the young people coming out drunk from the "St. Pauli," nor is it the tumult of those who pass by excitedly on ...
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The Future
The Future By Wendell Berry For God’s sake, be done with this jabber of “a better world.” What blasphemy! No “futuristic” twit or child thereof ever in embodied light will see a better world than this. Do  something! Go cut the weeds beside the oblivious ro...
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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...
Office Beater Bike
Office Beater Bike
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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...
Too Worldly to Be Holy?
Too Worldly to Be Holy?
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