The Power of Words

The Power of Words

Words can have amazing power, so long as we grant it to them. In a story familiar by now, a popular Catholic priest in Arizona had to resign when someone realized he had been using one wrong word when performing baptisms. Andres Arango had served three different...

Bigger than words

I could be called a word man, I suppose — whether writing, reading, editing, teaching, or preaching, I’m dealing with words. And I like words. Love them, and the way they can be so expressive or descriptive or evocative. But sometimes words fail. How can...