Is Health Care a Right?

Is Health Care a Right?

President Joseph Biden declared on March 23 that health care is a right. “We have a duty not just to protect it, but to make it better and keep becoming a nation where health care is a right for all, not a privilege for a few,” he said in remarks at the James Cancer...
Pilate’s Question Continues to Challenge Today

Pilate’s Question Continues to Challenge Today

“What are the common objects of love that define us as Americans?” President Biden asked in his inaugural address. He went on to list several and concludes by naming truth. Then he observed, “Recent weeks and months have taught us a painful lesson. There is truth and...
We Don’t Do Kings

We Don’t Do Kings

As Donald Trump basks in a self-designed and elaborate military send-off from Washington and Joe Biden takes the solemn oath of office as our 46th president, I am reminded that in America, we don’t do kings. We do elections. Free and fair elections: cries and lies of...
Time for Church to Serve as State’s Conscience

Time for Church to Serve as State’s Conscience

Many tributes to Martin Luther King Jr. fail to recognize that he was a Baptist pastor, a minister formed by and committed to the traditions of the African American church. The connection between King’s powerful expression of the truth and the truth-telling tradition...
Trump-Biden Debate a Presidential Debacle

Trump-Biden Debate a Presidential Debacle

The first debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden quickly devolved into a presidential debacle. Seasoned journalists and pundits described the “debate” as the worst the country has ever experienced. While both candidates struggled at times, there was one individual...