Would Jesus Wear a Seat Belt?

Would Jesus Wear a Seat Belt?

Would Jesus buckle up, obey the speed limit, and show courtesy to other drivers? You bet your heated leather seats he would. My wife Susan recently started a new job as a home health nurse, which means she’s on the road quite a bit. Most of her patients are being...
What Is Love Asking of Us Now?

What Is Love Asking of Us Now?

Anne Lamont wrote, “You can safely assume you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.” Those are words worth contemplating, on all sides of the political and religious divide today. We live in a time of bitter...
The Triumph of Democracy: The Tale of Two Weeks

The Triumph of Democracy: The Tale of Two Weeks

Over the last two weeks, I twice wiped tears from my eyes. The first was on Jan. 6 when insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol, desecrating the sanctuary and cradle of American democracy. The second was on Jan. 20 listening to Amanda Gorman, the National Youth Poet...
How to Bring an End to Our Polarized Society

How to Bring an End to Our Polarized Society

Fear grips our souls at times. Yet, we most often keep this shaking-in-my-boots emotional state below the surface. Not that everything on the surface is calm in the U.S. right now. There is much rancor among us around every election season, and it’s more intense this...
Loving All Our Neighbors Besieged by COVID-19

Loving All Our Neighbors Besieged by COVID-19

International cooperation is a Christian value. It can beat COVID-19. Christ’s words in Luke 10:36-37 to the lawyer who challenges him are a convicting reminder of the call given to every Christian: to love God and to love neighbor. “‘Which of these three, do you...