How to see God at work in a mission field.

Help with discerning good at work.

How to Suppress the Vote

“How to Suppress the Vote” by Bob Smietana, senior writer of Facts and Trends magazine and president of the Religion Newswriters Association, in the November 2014 issue of Sojourners. Help for voters to resist four ways used to influence people to accept suppressing the vote of specific groups of people. A similar biblical theme: “. […]

Hyphenated life: Mixed loyalties in family life and faith

“Hyphenated life: Mixed loyalties in family life and faith” by Joyce Shin in The Christian Century of 12/10/14. Living well when a couple mixes faith or culture or both. Biblical reference: “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus” […]

Inequality is a Choice

“Inequality is a Choice” by Nicholas Kristof in the NY Times of 5/2/15. Ways to reduce inequality are listed and making the needed changes is our responsibility as citizens. A related biblical theme from Isaiah’s vision of the new earth God will create: “They shall build houses and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and […]

Inside every Christian is a Jew, says Francis

“Inside every Christian is a Jew”, says Francis, by Josephine McKenna.  The Pope on the close ties between Christianity and Judaism; https://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-06/pope-francis-inside-every-christian-jew

Integrating Immigrants Into Church Life:

A vision, a structure, and some processes that work.

Is a Hard Life Inherited

“Is a Hard Life Inherited” by Nicholas Kristoff on the crisis facing working class men; http://nytu,ns/1mCLVkJ.

Is Everyone a Little Bit Racist?

Coming to terms with our own racism.

Jim Wallis’ Book, On God’s Side

Return to the “common good.”

Leaving Only Footsteps? Think Again

Cautions for hikers of all kinds.