Everything You’ve Heard about Failing Schools is Wrong

One “failing” school that is really doing well.

Finding God in Silicon Valley

“Finding God in Silicon Valley” – Religion and Ethics Newsweekly of 4/3/15 interviews the head of VMware who sees his company as a church and the head of Carpenters Code which seeks to connect Silicon Valley workers with God.  Comment on their values: success of their families; success of the organization; and wisdom.  Where are […]

For more grace filled sports see “Doing Unto Others, Off and On the Tennis Court”

Not being overly competitive.

Frances Perkins on Christians in politics

Political activity is every Christians responsibility.

God, Darwin and My Biology Class

“God, Darwin and My Biology Class” by David P. Barash, professor of psychology at the Univ. of Washington on the compatibility of evolution and religion, the need to rethink just how one sees the omnipotent and omni-benevolent God and the fact of unmerited suffering, NY Times 9/27/14. Biblical reference: “You desire truth in the inward […]

Good Lives Without Good Jobs

“Good Lives Without Good Jobs” by Michael Lind from The Sunday Review of the New York Times (9/18/16).  “Politicians routinely promise that, if elected, they will create more good jobs, which are understood to be jobs with solid wages, regular hours and, perhaps, generous employer-provided benefits.”   A related biblical theme:  “. . . laborers deserve their […]

Great American Water Crisis, The

Ways to resist groups buying up our water supply.

How Children Succeed

Freedom from stress at home and good teachers make the difference.

How Evangelicals Became White

    “How Evangelicals Became White” by The Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, dean of Episcopal Divinity School in Sojourners (April 2018).  America’s Pilgrim and Puritan forebears “believed themselves descendants of an ancient Anglo-Saxon people, ‘free from the taint of intermarriages,’ who uniquely possessed high moral values and an ‘instinctive love for freedom.’”   A related […]

How Kids Learn Prejudice

“How Kids Learn Prejudice” by Katherine D. Kinzler from The Sunday Review of The New York Times (10/21/16).  “Children are cultural sponges: . . . Unfortunately, this includes learning your society’s explicit and implicit views of the status and worth of different social groups. . . . An association between status and group membership can […]