What’s in Your Bowels?

What’s in Your Bowels?

In a column from last October (“Going in Style”), I described the discovery of a palatial residence on a hill overlooking Jerusalem, found during salvage excavations in 1919-20. The residence was near what is now known as Arnon Hanatziv Promenade, a public park where...
Balancing Trees

Balancing Trees

I walked out to get the paper early one recent morning and found a tree service crew gathering across the street. They had four trees to remove and weren’t wasting any time. My neighbor walked over to explain that one large oak was leaning dangerously toward his...
What Christians Owe the World When Neighbors Fight

What Christians Owe the World When Neighbors Fight

What Christians are obliged to do and why is an endlessly complicated venture because our time, energy, resources and attention are limited. With so many forms of suffering before us, our good will and love are overwhelmed, or worse, deflected. But obligation will not...
Social-Media Critics Ignore Faces of Unemployment

Social-Media Critics Ignore Faces of Unemployment

I hopped atop my trusty Facebook steed a few weeks ago and began (another) Paul Revere-style ride, making my latest proclamation. It seems like the number of folks who still follow me is in single digits at this point. Between gun violence, racial injustice, people...