Teach Your Parents Well

Because I’m not a parent, I’m in no position to tell people how to raise their children. And unlike the Southern Seminary professor who wants to “raise up violent sons,” I do not hold a doctorate in theology degree. My theological education is...

Creative Chaos

Think of chaos, and images of bedlam, disorder, confusion and disarray probably come to mind—all things that make me want to run in the opposite direction. But there’s another way to look at chaos. We find it when we take the time to dig deeper into the...

Hold on to the Three D’s

In the days leading up to the death of Pope John Paul II and the subsequent election of Pope Benedict XVI, Tom Reese appeared regularly in television interviews. As the highly respected editor of the Jesuit magazine America, he provided the United States audience in...

Welcome Home, Jane

Though she respects it, she says she was not attracted to Buddhism. Same for Islam and Judaism. “I’m attracted to Jesus,” she says. She’d never before lived in an environment where people attended church or “had a living faith.”...

Teach Them How to Think

Some time ago, a survey by The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life revealed that each day, more than 3 million people get religious or spiritual material from the Internet. Today’s numbers are no doubt much higher. Other statistics around that same time...