Folks on Earth Hunger as Mega-Rich Race to Space

Folks on Earth Hunger as Mega-Rich Race to Space

Two billionaires were launched into space in the past two weeks. I joined millions of others in watching the ships’ ascent, brief stay at the edge of space and descent back to earth. Thankfully, all went according to plan, with passengers on both ships returning...
Force-Feeding Immigrants: A Brutal Practice

Force-Feeding Immigrants: A Brutal Practice

More than 1,300 immigrants carried out hunger strikes in U.S. immigration detention facilities during the Obama and Trump administrations. This was a key finding of a report released in June by the American Civil Liberties Union, documenting the treatment of detained...
Why North American Church Has Work to Do

Why North American Church Has Work to Do

COVID-19 wiped out the desire for a beach body for many of us in 2020. Our priorities, centered around physical and economic survival, did not lead us to focus on personal appearance as athletic apparel and sweatpants replaced dry-cleaned clothing. We all became couch...
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...