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Blog Entry – July 18

Dear Redeemer Friends,

It has been four weeks today since I was with you all and three weeks since Mike and I moved to Philadelphia. We are mostly settled in our condo with just a few more things left to do. I wanted to thank you with all my heart for your amazing donation to NAMI in my name. I was touched that you understood how important my ministry to people affected by mental illness is to me. I could go on and on about the need there is for our society to come to grips with the crisis in our mental health system, but I will spare you another sermon. Instead I will just say that I plan to continue working for as long as I am able to make things better and to bring about God’s kingdom for all the suffering ones.  Read more

Blog Entry – July 11

Today I got to do something extremely gratifying. George Jordan and Peter Arney and I presented Sister Mary Ruth from the Good Shepherd Home in Cameroon with two checks. One was to complete construction on the Roberto Rovere Clinic. We had initially guaranteed $35,000 for the project, and over the course of 18 months Redeemer raised close to $37,000. Read more

Blog Entry – July 3

What a strange week it’s been. In one week we’ve celebrated 50 years of the Civil Rights Act, seen the Supreme Court claim religion can be used to discriminate in matters of health insurance coverage and watched marriage equality make it to Kentucky. Fifty-one years ago the only one of those imaginable might have been religion being used as the basis for discrimination (though birth control was not something that was covered by health insurance in those days–”the pill” was still illegal in 8 states in 1964). Read more

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