One Nation … Under God?

One Nation … Under God?

Francis Bellamy, the author of the original pledge that became, with modifications, the official U.S. Pledge of Allegiance, was a Baptist minister’s son from upstate New York. Educated in public schools, he distinguished himself in oratory at the University of...
Extending to Women the Right to Privacy

Extending to Women the Right to Privacy

My colleague Lauren Lisa Ng is a poet, a preacher and a mother. Her poem, The New, is a reflection on an ordinary day in her life. The poem concludes, “I’ll build the border of a puzzle, stand from my desk before the sun starts is setting, remove backpacks from tired...
Hope From Above: A Reflection on Enoch and Jude

Hope From Above: A Reflection on Enoch and Jude

Strange. That’s how biblical scholar Marcus Borg characterized the letter of Jude. In Evolution of the Word, he wrote, “Jude is perhaps the strangest document in the New Testament. It is one of the shortest, about a page long, and is the most enigmatic.” One of the...