Common Good Should Be More Common Among the Good

Common Good Should Be More Common Among the Good

“Blessed are those who ask, ‘What have you done for me lately?’” said Jesus. Never. Actually, Jesus said such things as: “Do to others as you would have them do to you” (Matthew 6:31), and “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” (Luke 6:36). Whether spending...
Two Clues to the Story of Our Times

Two Clues to the Story of Our Times

What from this odd time in which we now live will be talked about and dissected years and decades from now? Oh, a plentiful harvest of topics awaits future historians, political scientists, psychologists, sociologists and others. From a religious angle, however, the...
What Makes Educated Folks Vote Against Science?

What Makes Educated Folks Vote Against Science?

I was born into a spectacular moment in the ascent of science. Now half a century later, I fear I am living in an America bent on rejecting science. I am struggling to understand that. I was born in January 1969, just months before the landing on the moon, in a cotton...
Can Christianity Be Saved?

Can Christianity Be Saved?

In his recent book, His Truth Is Marching On, historian Jon Meacham recalls a childhood story about the late U.S. congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis. Lewis grew up outside of Troy, Alabama, where the church became a central part of his life. Lewis looked...