Forging a New Era for Cooperation

A Masai tribal talking stick helped broker a deal in Washington last week. With the U.S. government shutdown, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) made her Senate colleagues use this stick during their deliberations as a means of forcing each other to listen. The talking...

Wesley’s Call to Unconditional Love Still Resonates

John Wesley could be a pain. He was dogmatic, opinionated, partisan and stubbornly hard to shift from what he believed was the central ground of Christian faith. But that made him neither an exclusive nor a separatist from other Christians. In 1749, he preached a...

When We All Work Together, Great Change Happens

On Sunday, Sept. 3, 1967, I had recently moved into a graduate student apartment and was about to embark on an academic journey, which would lead to my first master’s degree. My personal life was happily consumed with the delightful challenge of adjusting to the...