Is God Mad at the Big-Butter Jesus Church?

My trips to Dayton, Ohio, will be different from now on. My favorite marker, a 62-foot statue of Jesus made of wood, Styrofoam and resin in front of Solid Rock Church on Interstate 75, was struck by lightning and burned to the ground.   Apparently the statue’s...

Too Much Pluribus, Not Enough Unum

I feel so cliche coming home from a visit to Germany with scores of pictures of the magnificent kirches, churches, at the center of every hamlet and city across Deutschland. I was one of the thousands of visitors from around the world each day (except, curiously,...

Would Jesus Shop at Wal-Mart?

I accepted a unique opportunity to appear in a 30-second “Wake Up Wal-Mart” commercial. It appears across the nation on major television networks this Thursday and Friday. “Wake Up Wal-Mart” (wakeupwalmart.com) is a national campaign that...