Christian Ethics: The Hard Road of Doing Right

Christian Ethics: The Hard Road of Doing Right

Ethics is not a popular topic among church folks. One simple reason for this is ethics is about “right” in action. It begins with thinking, philosophizing and theologizing about what is right, but it doesn’t end there. It applies the theory by focusing on doing right...
Island Time, and About Time

Island Time, and About Time

Do you love the idea of living on “island time”? Susan and I had looked forward to joining this year’s planned Good Faith Experience to Hawaii’s Big Island. We booked our flights, along with a side trip to Oahu, last November, but COVID-19 uncertainties forced the...
Fighting Over Dirt That Doesn’t Belong to Us

Fighting Over Dirt That Doesn’t Belong to Us

It’s track number 24 and the first verse: “The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world and those who live in it.” It’s a part of a really long album called The Psalms with appearances by various artists. The artist on this song is David, who is not a...
Sidestepping Palestine Won’t Foster Real Peace

Sidestepping Palestine Won’t Foster Real Peace

After years of an apparent stalemate between Israel and the Palestinians and other Arab nations, the Trump administration has heralded a so-called breakthrough in relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, two small but wealthy Gulf states,...
Hook, Line and Sinker

Hook, Line and Sinker

Long before the Israelites inhabited Palestine, long before the Canaanites, long before the Natufians, peoples roamed the land. As part of the land bridge linking Africa to both Europe and the East, the earliest humans who came out of Africa would have come through...