“How to be a Bystander”

Spiritual Health—“How to be a Bystander” by Da’Shawn Mosley from the Sojourners, July, 2018.  “If people could link their church lives with the rest of their lives, I think as a society, we would be better off, but I also think the church would be better off.”  A related biblical theme:  “Your kingdom come.  Your […]

A ‘Moral Revolution’ Against Nukes

“A ‘Moral Revolution’ Against Nukes” by Beatrice Fihn in Sojourners (August 2016).  “THE INTERNATIONAL community has agreed that nuclear weapons should be eliminated, and the rhetoric surrounding these weapons sounds promising at times, but little has been achieved to reach a world free of nuclear weapons.”  A related biblical theme:  “Blessed are the peacemakers, for […]

A Natural Fix for A.D.H.D

“A Natural Fix for A.D.H.D.” by Richard A. Friedman; a professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Weill Cornell Medical College makes a case for A.D.H.D. to be a matter of brain function that responds to the new but gets bored with the routine; applies to both the young and adults; NY Times 11/2/14. Biblical reference: […]

Beyond the Boom

“Beyond the Boom” by Eric Anglada from Sojourners (August 2016).  Fracture:  Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking in America, chronicles the ecological and cultural ruptures resulting from this highly controversial phenomenon.  A related biblical theme:  “Do not damage the earth or the sea or the trees” (Revelation 7:3a).  Read this article online or print it […]

Christian-Muslim Dialog Unites, A

Muslim and Christian meet on the beauty of God.

Father reflects on parenting, A

What he has learned from fathering.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]