Caring for the Poor is Government’s Biblical Role

“Caring for the Poor is Government’s Biblical Role,” by Jim Wallis in Sojourners (August 30, 2012) – Jeremiah, speaking of King Josiah, said, “He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went. Biblical theme: “The biblical understanding of justice clearly includes both procedural and distributive aspects. That the procedures must be […]

Charles Darwin, Conservative?

THE NEW REPUBLIC February 11, 2009 WASHINGTON–Polls, particularly in the United States, tell us that many conservatives still distrust Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.  The bicentennial of his birth should be a fitting occasion for the right to take another look at a man who contributed immensely to some ideas that it holds dear. Darwin […]

Christian-Muslim Dialog Unites, A

Muslim and Christian meet on the beauty of God.

Combatting ISIS

“Combatting ISIS,” transcript of a Religion and News Weekly interview of Haris Tarin, director of the Washington office of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, 9/12/20; the response to ISIS must not be only military but has to be a social, an economic, education-based response. http://to.pbs.org/1AKbA1D

Congregations And The Daily Missions Of Their Members

Climbers of Mt. Everest are careful to establish an adequate base camp.  Here they find rest, protection from harsh weather, and resources to replenish their supplies for the next climb with its rigors and its rewards.  Congregations are “base camps” where members find comfort, support, and recovery of strength for return to the world with […]

Consumerism and the commercialization of childhood

“Consumerism and the commercialization of childhood” will be aided by an adaptation of Rescuing the Church from Consumerism by SPCK.  In 2003, only 50% of those entering school could recognize their own name, speak articulately, or count to five – 81% knew the Coca-Cola logo and 69% knew McDonald’s Golden Arches.  They know more about […]

Culture of Intolerance: Chauvinism, Class and Racism in the United States

Learn to understand convictions opposite to your own.

Dignity: Its Essential Role in Resolving Conflict by Donna Hicks, Ph.D.;

Ten elements and ten temptations.

Disarming Our Speech

“Disarming Our Speech” by Christine A. Scheller in Sojouners (December 2014).  “POLICE BRUTALITY, the Affordable Care Act, climate change: When people with differing convictions on issues such as these come together for conversation, some prefer to first set aside the issues and focus on building relationships, while others want disagreements front and center. In his […]

E. J. Dionne on Liberty and Community

Balancing liberty and community.