How do you handle grief upon grief stacking up in your life? Remember these losses are part of your history, interwoven into the fabric of who you are. If you weave the threads of loss into your life, you will be richer for it.
Out of more than 161 million fully vaccinated people in the US, the CDC is hard pressed to find more than 849 deaths related to COVID-19 among them. So any debate about the effectiveness and safety of the vaccines is ridiculous.
While we have a couple of space-happy billionaires shelling out their concentrated wealth to fly high, so many who are privileged are flying blind, unaware of the crushing weight they put on the backs of those they stand on.
Grief is like a river. The river has myriad moods with currents changing from spring’s rush to summer’s laze. However, if you’re caught off-guard, a current of grief can catch you in a windswept turbulence threatening your safety.
Fifty religious groups from numerous faiths signed a letter, urging President Biden to recognize a region near Phoenix that holds spiritual significance for local Indigenous tribes and shielding it from copper-hungry mining firms.
A series of complex crises devastate the Cuban people. Escalating numbers are dying of COVID-19, inflation continues to rage, and they are angry at the inept responses of a government worried much more about power than people.
To help bridge the gap between religious institutions and faith-based social entrepreneurs, one nonprofit created a fund in which grants are distributed. The first five recipients, seeking to improve the common good, were chosen.
A trip to the ER can cost 12 times more than a visit to your primary-care doctor. Yet one insurance giant claims many folks are wrongly visiting the ER for medical care. But it’s easier to be seen in the ER than by your family doc.
The COVID-19 Delta variant is wreaking havoc on the unvaccinated. And as the virus mutates to stay alive and our kids are exposed to future mutations, we must set aside our divisions in order to protect our most precious commodity.
When a pastor cares for just one family navigating a difficult time, it’s stressful enough. This pandemic-infused pastoral ministry meant caring for hundreds of families, all feeling the throes of the pandemic differently.
After an uptick in 2020, public confidence in the church or organized religion slipped in 2021. The only institution that didn’t see a dip in Gallup’s annual survey was police, which also ranked third in terms of public confidence.
While many don’t know where their next meal is coming from, should a couple of uber-rich guys spend millions of bucks to go into space for a rollercoaster ride for the wealthy? Do those of us in our cozy lifestyles give any better?
Archaeologists in Israel recently published the discovery of an ancient inscription that may carry the name Jeruba‘al, a nickname the biblical account attributes to Gideon, one of Israel’s ‘judges.’ Should we get excited?
In the world today, you have opinionists – some armed with microphones – who point out how the people in the arena stumble or could have done better. Then you have folks in the arena, who fall but get up again to do the work.
Those who wave the biggest flags and display the largest crosses often confuse the two allegiances of patriotism and Christianity and rarely represent the best of what either means. They’re the ones we need to watch closely.