Maybe Military Should Organize Bake Sales, Not Schools

Maybe Military Should Organize Bake Sales, Not Schools

The grocery stores’ circulars in the newspaper caught my attention one recent slow morning in mid-August. I began to wonder how things might be different if certain fortunes were reversed. Instead of “back-to-school,” it’s “back-to-basic-training” discount offers....

10 Commandments for Working for Change: Part Two

Editor’s note: This is part two of a two-part series. Read part one here. I’ve been thinking, at 57, about how disappointing the world, other people, the church, society, politicians, even myself, are. And yet, I hope. I still think things can be...

10 Commandments for Working for Change: Part One

Editor’s note: This is part one of a two-part series. I’ve been thinking, at 57, about how disappointing the world, other people, the church, society, politicians, even myself, are. And yet, I hope. I still think things can be better. This is mysterious. I...

For God So Loved Not Just You, But the World

Here are some of the pitfalls of trying to write timely about religion every week. First, the daily news right now is completely dominated by Republican politics. This will last until midsummer when the Democrats join the fray, and then we will have nonstop partisan...