The Secret Hidden from the Amoral

The Secret Hidden from the Amoral

According to the Bible, there’s a secret that’s hidden from the amoral, known only by the virtuous. The Book of Wisdom tells us that when we are not virtuous “we do not know the hidden counsels of God, nor do we grasp the recompense of holiness, nor discern the...
Trying Not to Make God Look Bad

Trying Not to Make God Look Bad

For 15 years, I taught a course entitled, “The Theology of God.” The students in that course were predominantly seminarians preparing for ministry, along with a number of lay students who were preparing to serve as ministers in various capacities in their churches. I...
Beware of Your Inner Circles

Beware of Your Inner Circles

“No man is an island.” John Donne wrote those words four centuries ago, and they are as true now as they were then, except we don’t believe them anymore. Today, more and more of us are beginning to define our nuclear families and our carefully chosen circle of friends...