Injustice On Your Doorstep

Injustice On Your Doorstep

The annual festival of football frenzy and consumer excess is on the horizon. Parties will abound. Millions will order pizza and wings, fried chicken and beer and Chinese food. Millions of delivery drivers will zoom back and forth, hustling from their cars to...
A Hard Lesson About an Easy Life

A Hard Lesson About an Easy Life

Anyone old enough to read this column knows that plans may go awry, sometimes at the most inconvenient times.  A recent reminder: For months, Susan and I had anticipated a memorable morning in a beautiful Japanese pocket garden in Torrance, California, just south of...
Too Late Schmardt

Too Late Schmardt

A few days among the Amish can bring helpful perspective to those of us who happily turn darkness to light with the flip of a switch, hop into the car for a quick run to the grocery store, or pay the bills with a few taps on our smartphones. In an Amish home, a 2:00...
Too Few People, or Too Little Jesus?

Too Few People, or Too Little Jesus?

I’ve seen more blaming than hand wringing over the Gallup organization’s recent poll showing that less than half of Americans claim membership in any church, mosque or synagogue. Gallup first started tracking church membership in 1937, when 73% of American adults...