When Jesus Almost Came Back in the ’70s

When Jesus Almost Came Back in the ’70s

We were so sure Jesus was coming back in the 1970s. And he missed a good opportunity. The signs were all there. That’s what we were assured. The whole apocalyptic scheme was surely playing out before us. We read about it, heard sermons aplenty and, of course, sang...
Resting in Deeper Roots of Hope in Our Troubled Times

Resting in Deeper Roots of Hope in Our Troubled Times

Is it possible to pay attention to the give and take of our public life and not be vulnerable to a kind of hopelessness that sees no clear way out of the mire of dysfunction and hostility that we find ourselves in? Daily reminders of the breakdown of community and its...

With a Bang or a Whimper?

For nine years now, far underground land spanning Switzerland and France, the largest and most powerful particle accelerator ever built has been under construction. According to the Web site of CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research), the purpose of the...