Living Free From Stranglehold of Fear

Living Free From Stranglehold of Fear

Fear is often a defining factor of one’s faith. If there’s anything I’ve found to be consistently true over many decades, it is this reality. Often, I quote my friend, Bill Tillman, a fine Christian ethicist, who would say to his students, “Tell me something about...
Appreciation Leads to Awe, Radical Amazement

Appreciation Leads to Awe, Radical Amazement

Albert Einstein famously proclaimed that he did not believe God played dice with the universe. As with all such pithy sayings from famous skeptics – especially ones that seem to reveal an unexpected feature of an internal landscape – a lot of people of faith have...
How to Bring an End to Our Polarized Society

How to Bring an End to Our Polarized Society

Fear grips our souls at times. Yet, we most often keep this shaking-in-my-boots emotional state below the surface. Not that everything on the surface is calm in the U.S. right now. There is much rancor among us around every election season, and it’s more intense this...