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Dr. Seuss

Those who rule over others – or assume they do – face a great temptation to build themselves up. If you’re in a position of authority and power, you’re responsible for others. Take a lesson from a cartoon turtle. […] Read More

Ethnicity, gender, nationality and frameworks of opportunity influence whether a person bears the burden of need or enjoys the benefits of privilege. How do we bridge the gap to achieve a community focused on a common good? […] Read More

Perhaps Dr. Seuss’s most noteworthy book is “Horton Hears a Who!” (1954). It begins, On the fifteenth of May, in the jungle of Nool, In the heat of the day, in the cool of the pool, He was splashing…enjoying the jungle’s great joys… When Horton the elephant heard a small noise. Many of you have […] Read More

The Waiting Place

Sermon delivered by Bob Browning, pastor of Smoke Rise Baptist Church in Stone Mountain, G.A., on November 29 2009. I Thessalonians 3:9-13 All of them have common characteristics. You will find very durable, all-purpose furniture, magazines covering a wide variety of subjects and lovely music programmed by the same people who manage the elevators. Waiting […] Read More

Turtle Ethics

The tortoise and the hare taught us that slow and steady wins the race, but Yertle the turtle’s lesson runs deeper. This seemingly innocuous Dr. Seuss story first came to my attention when personally confronted by fundamentalism’s need for power and control. Unable to speak out publicly against others in authority, one of the wisest […] Read More