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In a world of constant change, how does one balance life as an individual, as a person of faith, as a citizen? Anton K. Jacobs, author, clergyman, and professor, addressed this challenge for eight years in his bi-weekly newspaper column, My Country, My Faith, & Me. These essays treat politics, religion, the arts, culture, and ethics that counter the views of the fundamentalist religious right and our national glorification of warriorhood. Serving as a pastor while teaching philosophy, Anton Jacobs began sharing his view of life in The Record, a long-established newspaper in Kansas City, Kansas. Building on his professional career as well as his early work as a carhop and a truck driver, no topic was outside the range of his reflections. Anton's deep understanding of the world's great religions allows him to apply his own critical thinking and courageous questioning to the daily world around him. His essays follow the teachings of Jesus, whose parables, Jacobs maintains, "were spoken not to define a belief system, but to make us think." The results are funny, poignant and profound. They are in line with liberal Christian thinking in a conflicted world. His timeless interpretations continue to help readers find meaning and justice in a confusing world. This book will bring smiles, questions, and perhaps even resolution to those who want to walk a path of integrity and commitment.