Welcome to Roger’s Take on Religion: An Inclusive Perspective

While many Christians continue to justify their support of immoral politicians, the truly religious continue their search for the sacred.

Life is a pilgrimage, not an election – a search for places and relationships that connect the dots and tie one day to another in some meaningful pattern.

Consider the Peace Garden State of North Dakota where Native Americans have gathered at Standing Rock to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. The DAP is a series of 30-inch diameter underground pipes that, if built, would stretch 1,172 miles and carry half a million barrels of crude oil per day  through lands native groups call sacred.

“Standing Rock is a prayer camp,” said one pipeline protestor. “It is where prayers are done.”

Here’s My Take: Politicians can discuss the benefits of the pipeline until the cows come home, but in the end it’s about the money to be made by investors, not workers.

As people of faith, we would better serve our God if we spent more time protecting the sacred than justifying the immoral.


    • Marilyn and David, thank you for contacting us. We are both doing well and think of the two of you often. The recent storms did not damage our home or our town. I have forgotten the wedding anniversary date but always looked forward to seeing you at the Christmas service. The recent turn of the election dealing with sexual violence is affecting Liz, however. We both will be glad when it is over. I hope the two of you are doing well also. We miss seeing you.



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