Wisdom Wherever You Find it: Moral Utility

Wisdom Wherever You Find it: Moral Utility

My little black book of quotations has multiple entries from multiple people. Often, it is because a speech or essay contains more than one observation that demanded residence in my memory. Sometimes, it is because a person has an astonishingly consistent talent for...
On “Saving” the Bible and the Babies

On “Saving” the Bible and the Babies

There are striking parallels in how power politics get played to seize organizational reigns and to advance an agenda of wider dominance disguised as “pro-life.” Both are centered on unquestioned control, and the broader methodologies are the same. Simply look at how...
A Great Reversal Too Damaging to Ignore

A Great Reversal Too Damaging to Ignore

The language, priorities and public witness of Americanized Christianity have changed significantly in recent years. Most astonishing is the baffling reversal from the long-espoused — if not well-practiced— values of so many who confess the Christian faith. We’re not...
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...