GUEST BLOG: The trouble with tribalism

GUEST BLOG: The trouble with tribalism

[Note: Glad to welcome my friend, Dr. Kevin Heifner, to bring his voice to this blog spot. JDP] By Kevin Heifner, M.D. As my father — a Baptist preacher turned religious educator turned anthropology professor — likes to point out, people historically have viewed their...
Ashes to Ashes and Everything in Between

Ashes to Ashes and Everything in Between

By: Ginger Hughes The minister smeared the ashes across my forehead—one swipe down and one across forming a misshapen cross.  “From the dust God created you, and to the dust you shall return,” she whispered, looking into my eyes. It’s the season of Lent—a time of...
Finding Freedom in the Fence and Love in the Limits

Finding Freedom in the Fence and Love in the Limits

By: Ginger Hughes “Move back guys…a car is coming!” I hollered from my perch on the front steps.  The kids were outside playing in the front yard, and they’d ventured out closer to the road, past our fence, to look at something incredible…a special rock, an...
Worth remembering

Worth remembering

“Almost always, the creative, dedicated minority has made the world better.” Martin Luther King Jr....

December 6, 2019

He Claimed Temple University Fired Him for Being a Baptist; U.S. Court Doesn’t Buy It (PennLive) Evangelicals – from Boston to Brazil – Worry About Politics Coming to Church (WBUR) Army Threatens to Take Action Against Company Putting Biblical Reference on Dog Tags...