Through an Astronaut’s Eyes: What We Learn about Earth from Space

“Through an Astronaut’s Eyes: What We Learn about Earth from Space” by Manuel Canales, Matthew W. Chwastyk, and Eve Conant from “One Strange Rock: 13 Things that Make Life on Earth Possible” in National Geographic (April 2018). “. . . our planet is flush with life . . . thanks to the fortuitous set of […]

Time to Divest from the Fossil Fuel Industry?

Divesting from stock in fossil fuels.

To Help Kids Thrive, Coach Their Parents

“To Help Kids Thrive, Coach Their Parents” by Paul Tough in the New York Times (5/22/16).  “A team of researchers from the University of the West Indies embarked on an experiment that has done a great deal, over time, to change our thinking about how to help children succeed, especially those living in poverty.  Its […]

Twelve-year-old starts an association to advance Bedouin women, A

A 12-year-old advances some Bedouin Women.

Volunteer group leader for families of the mentally ill, A

Helping the mentally ill and their families.

Wedding Guests in Jumpsuits

“Wedding Guests in Jumpsuits” by Chris Hoke in The Christian Century of 1/21/15 who led a Bible study group in a prison. From the group: in the wedding banquet parable, the man without a wedding garment did not want to look like one of the street people who had put on the wedding garments. See […]

What Debate On Inequality Is Missing

“What Debate On Inequality Is Missing” by Eduardo Potter in the NY Times of 5/6/15.  How tax policies, subsidies, legal protections and other mechanisms can aid wealth accumulation and overlook the rest.  A similar biblical theme: “The laborer deserves his wages” (1 Timothy 5:18).

When Demons are Real

“When Demons Are Real” –” To be in Africa is to encounter a God different from that of a charismatic church in the United States. People say that the boundary between the supernatural and the natural is thinner there. ”

Who Will Stand Up for the Christians?

“Who will Stand Up for the Christian?”  By Ronald S. Lauder in the NY Times of 9/19/14; why has persecution of Christians not attracted the attention of the Media?

Who’s Speaking up for the American Worker?

“Who’s Speaking Up for the American Worker?” by Beth Macy in the New York Times, (6/25/15).  “A WOMAN came up to the book-signing table at an event at my local library Monday night.  She did not have a copy of the newly released paperback of “Factory Man,” my book about what happened when 300,000 American furniture-making jobs […]