Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now

In 1353, the bubonic plague or “the black death” first appeared in western Europe, and within a few years killed about one-third of the population. Apocalyptic fever swept through Italy and neighboring nations. It was as if the poor Christians were literally living...
We Cannot Live Without Earth’s Bounty

We Cannot Live Without Earth’s Bounty

I have resonated with the Earth and its creatures since long before the first Earth Day was celebrated 53 years ago. In fact, I was an “ecologist” before I knew the word. As a small boy, I wandered around the undeveloped fields bordering our subdivision in Louisville,...
Is Abortion a Theological Dilemma?

Is Abortion a Theological Dilemma?

Shouts of rejoicing and expressions of anger and grief rolled across the U.S. in the wake of the Supreme Court´s Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision. Realistically, as a white, male Baby Boomer – no matter how empathetic I might seek to be – I...
U.S. Mass Shootings Horrific, Not Incomprehensible

U.S. Mass Shootings Horrific, Not Incomprehensible

Texas Governor Greg Abbott spoke to the press on the afternoon of May 24 in the wake of the latest U.S. school shooting. “He shot and killed horrifically and incomprehensively 14 students and killed a teacher,” Abbott said. “When parents drop their kids off at school,...