When Nonviolent Protest Worked

When Nonviolent Protest Worked

East Berlin in the late 1980s faced a difficult time of Communist rule. I was living in West Berlin at the time, and my focus was on Baptist work and collaboration in East Europe. Christians and churches were not favored. To be a declared believer or member of a...
Taking Steps to De-escalate Abortion ‘Wars’

Taking Steps to De-escalate Abortion ‘Wars’

Abortion is extremely contentious. For more than 45 years now, there has been considerable “warfare” between pro-choice and pro-life people. Is there any way to de-escalate such negative polarization? James Davison Hunter is a “Distinguished Professor” at the...
Trump-Biden Debate a Presidential Debacle

Trump-Biden Debate a Presidential Debacle

The first debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden quickly devolved into a presidential debacle. Seasoned journalists and pundits described the “debate” as the worst the country has ever experienced. While both candidates struggled at times, there was one individual...
Can These Seeds Grow?

Can These Seeds Grow?

Eight years ago, I wrote about the near miraculous resurrection of a Judean date palm from seeds that were, at the time, thought to be almost 2,000 years old. The seeds were found in 1963 in a collapsed storeroom in the desert stronghold of Masada, built by Herod “the...
Why Americans Often Mistrust Vaccines

Why Americans Often Mistrust Vaccines

Half (51%) of U.S. adults say they are likely to get a COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available, according to a recent Pew Research Center poll. This is a more than 20-point drop from the same survey done in May, when 72% of Americans said they definitely or...