Heroes and Henchmen – An American Irony

Heroes and Henchmen – An American Irony

We seem to hold a pretty high bar in the honoring of our heroes and to tolerate a relatively low one for those to whom we give the reins of power. The long and heartfelt affirmations of the life and legacy of John Lewis have given expression to the highest levels of...
How Aristotle Can Solve US Polarization

How Aristotle Can Solve US Polarization

Aristotle is a good source of help in dealing with our current political polarization. His political philosophy is a friendly criticism of that of his teacher, Plato, whose teacher Socrates created an ideal government in “The Republic.” Aristotle’s political...
Gullibility Often Harms Christian Credibility

Gullibility Often Harms Christian Credibility

Jesus wants his followers to believe. But not everything. If discernment is lacking, even when faith is strong, the result is advancement of bad news rather than the good news we have been charged to share. It doesn’t matter how firm one’s faith might be if its public...
The Truth Tom Cotton Can’t Handle About Slavery

The Truth Tom Cotton Can’t Handle About Slavery

Slavery “was the necessary evil upon which the union was built,” U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton said in a recent interview. The July 26, 2020, issue of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper contains an article based on that interview written by that paper’s Washington, DC,...
U.S. Rep. John Lewis Was ‘Sold on Social Gospel’

U.S. Rep. John Lewis Was ‘Sold on Social Gospel’

Keep the faith. That was the message U.S. Rep. John Lewis left when signing copies of his acclaimed memoir of the civil rights movement, “Walking with the Wind.” When I first met the civil-rights icon, my faith was ever forming; the convictions and commitments I carry...