Author Archives: Jason

White Supremacy in the Age of Trump

Do you think Donald Trump got elected because liberals ignored white working class voters? I did to some extent too, but now I see my own blind spots reflected back. Read this essay for yourself. It’s long but…WOW. Ta-Nehisi Coates … Continue reading

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Luke 1:46-55

And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord,     and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.     For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for he who is mighty has done great things for … Continue reading

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Wisdom from the 12 Steps: “All is going to be well”

Note: Here’s another attempt I made at translating my grandfather’s little A.A. book into a message for people who have too much privilege. I have found it fairly straight forward to apply the wisdom of the 12 steps to folks in need of sobriety/recovery … Continue reading

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Lighthouses in Chapmantown

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“Go and catch a fish”

A dramatic retelling by Greg Shafer Then Yeshua and the disciples were in Capernaum. Peter was outside alone when a group of tax collectors came. “Peter,” they said, “Does that Rabbi of yours pay the temple tax like everybody else?” Peter … Continue reading

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Wisdom from the 12 Steps: “Privilege is our weakness”

June 24–A.A. Thought for the Day Privilege is our weakness. We suffer from mental conflicts from which we look for escape by drowning our problems in social ladders. We try through feelings of superiority to push away from the realities of … Continue reading

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“free counseling”: a new step forward

I have hesitated to write specifically about my “free counseling” ministry. It’s not that I’ve wanted to keep anything under wraps, but it hasn’t seemed “big enough” to say much until just a few weeks ago. Of course, I also want … Continue reading

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Wisdom From the 12 Steps: “things I do not miss”

June 1–A.A. Thought for the Day Some things I do not miss since becoming dry: that overall awful feeling physically, including the shakes, a splitting headache, pains in my arms and legs, bleary eyes, fluttering stomach, droopy shoulders, weak knees, … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage with Jay

My oldest friend, Jay, took me up on an adventure to walk from Chico to Red Bluff (about 40 miles) right before New Years 2017. We decided to take the railroad track for most of the journey. It became a … Continue reading

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