Can Christianity Be Saved?

Can Christianity Be Saved?

In his recent book, His Truth Is Marching On, historian Jon Meacham recalls a childhood story about the late U.S. congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis. Lewis grew up outside of Troy, Alabama, where the church became a central part of his life. Lewis looked...
Climate Crisis: What Can You Do?

Climate Crisis: What Can You Do?

The world faces a climate crisis. Los Angeles County hit a record temperature of 121 degrees Fahrenheit last week, placing severe strains on power grids and leaving poor citizens sweltering in the heat. In California and Oregon, over 4 million acres are ablaze,...
Losers, Thugs and Nasty – Why Words Matter

Losers, Thugs and Nasty – Why Words Matter

Words matter. The Atlantic magazine reported last week that President Donald J. Trump dishonored U.S. soldiers and veterans when he referred to soldiers killed in action as “losers” and “suckers.” The White House denied the claims, but former Chief of Staff John Kelly...
How You Can Create Light in Dark Days

How You Can Create Light in Dark Days

We’ve seen it coming – darkness ushered in by a global pandemic, social injustices and partisan politics. As storm clouds grow in the gulf, COVID-19 still wreaks havoc and police gun down another Black citizen, more and more people are feeling overwhelmed by the cruel...
7 Truths Define My Progressive Faith – Part 2

7 Truths Define My Progressive Faith – Part 2

Jesus was a progressive in every sense of the word. While he respected tradition and appreciated orthodoxy, he offered a deeper understanding of these foundations and a new way to think about God. In my previous column, I explained that seven truths have shaped my...