Do Churches Participate in Euthanasia by Omission?

Euthanasia is the act or practice of killing someone who is very sick or injured in order to prevent further suffering. Some call it “mercy killing.” Usually it involves a decision made by someone who has the power to deliver the action, but euthanasia can...

Finding Peace When There Is No More Medication

I live with elevated blood pressure and take daily medication to lower it. The reason for my high blood pressure is irrelevant at this point. When I forget to take my medication, I get a headache. If I forget to take my blood pressure medication two days in a row, I...

Preparing for a Shift in Healthcare Provisions

For years I have been working in the health field – caring for older persons, teaching others to care for older persons and advocating for future needs of older persons. Sometimes I felt folk were not hearing me – especially 20 years ago when I started to raise...

Why Many Churches Won’t Scale Back Their Potlucks

Robert Parham begged the right question in his piece, “Nation Weighs in on Remedies to Obesity” – Does the faith community have anything to say about food? I have spent more than 10 years working with folk from many congregations of numerous faith groups...

Narrowly Focused Sanctity-of-Life Supporters Lost Sight

In 1989, all across Greenville County in South Carolina, white crosses were standing on church lawns to commemorate the deaths of fetuses killed by abortion. There were enough pro-life supporters in the county to lead protest marches in Greenville. There were enough...