Banned Any Good Books Lately?

For the last 14 years, I have enjoyed teaching philosophy and ethics. Where else can you get paid to sit around and reflect upon the significance of ideas? If philosophers understand and agree upon nothing else, it is this axiom: Ideas are dangerous things. Ideas are...

Poll: Most Americans OK Student Religious Speech

(RNS) A majority of Americans—including those who do not practice a particular faith—think students should be able to express their religion in public schools, according to a new poll by the First Amendment Center. Three-quarters of Americans support student religious...

Responsibility Accompanies Free Speech

The First Amendment asserts our right to free speech. Both private citizens and public officials have the right to speak freely and voice their opinions. However, freedom comes with responsibility. Free speech that leads to violence and harm of others makes the...

Sheep in a World of Wolves

The faith tradition I love and have given the last 25 years of my life to serve is under assault. Wolves in sheep’s clothing have slipped into the fold and are systematically shearing the faithful to the bone. Not just money, though a truck load of cash has...