Is There a War on Epiphany?

Is There a War on Epiphany?

An ominous warning that a “war on Christmas” was being waged by those who wanted to remove the distinctive Christian focus of the holiday accompanied our annual holiday season not long ago. The phrase seems to have come from John Gibson 2006’s book The War on...
Integrity Is on the Ballot in 2022

Integrity Is on the Ballot in 2022

Integrity seems to be on the ballot this election season, maybe as much or more than it has been in recent memory. The dominant issues identified by the analysts and pollsters – abortion, the economy, immigration, crime, even “threat to democracy” – ebb and flow in...
Where Prayer, Politics and Voting Intersect

Where Prayer, Politics and Voting Intersect

A comment linking voting and prayer by a candidate for political office in the U.S. caught my attention. One’s vote, in addition to being an exercise of civic responsibility, is also a prayer, this person suggested. In the brief explanation that followed, the point...
Reflecting on Inflection Points

Reflecting on Inflection Points

Circumstances have a way of bringing into everyday conversation terms and concepts that become frequent in their use. Current attention has brought a term like “unprecedented” into our reflections on events that have dominated the public stage, and we hear it...