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Phil Haslanger

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Posted by Phil Haslanger 5 weeks 6 days ago
For most folks, these names will not mean much: Eric Pizer, Christopher Barber, and Andrew Harris.They are names that may have a bit resonance in Wisconsin, where I am from. What they represent,...
Posted by Phil Haslanger 26 weeks 21 hours ago
I had a chance to play the role of Bad Pastor Phil last week.The occasion was a conference at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, Wis. called “Your Congregation: A Port in the Storm for a Victim of...
Posted by Phil Haslanger 31 weeks 3 days ago
There’s a catch phrase that comes to the fore when people start looking for religious reasons not to enter a war like the one now raging in Syria: “Who would Jesus bomb?”Jesus would not have bombed...
Posted by Phil Haslanger 36 weeks 2 days ago
I was in my office on a quiet afternoon when I saw the car pull into the parking lot.Those of us who work in churches are familiar with people stopping by seeking a bit of financial help. But people...
Posted by Phil Haslanger 45 weeks 2 days ago
My friend Mike died last week.We were the same age. We grew up together in Marinette in northeast Wisconsin. Worked our way through Boy Scouts together. Played at each other’s houses. Studied in the...

Articles by Phil Haslanger

Anti-labor laws undermine unions in the Midwest. Will faith communities rise to the challenge?

Bridging gaps in the Middle East.