These United States

These United States

We stand at a watershed moment for these United States. Thoughts and opinions different from our own confront us. On one hand, like children, we can speak louder and drown out the sound of other ideas. On the other, we have an opportunity to listen and learn. We have...
The Apostle Paul and Black Lives Matter

The Apostle Paul and Black Lives Matter

In a short interaction with local Roman authorities, we see that the Apostle Paul would have understood the underlying arguments behind  “Black Lives Matter.” In Acts 22, Paul visited Jerusalem for a pivotal meeting with Peter, James, and the other...
Peace, When There is No Peace

Peace, When There is No Peace

You have, no doubt, made up your mind about the news before you read this post. If you’re like me, you may be tempted to let your political viewpoint or newsfeeds supply the narrative to support a preconception. But please bear with an aging, white, politically...
There are Just Two Kinds of Fear

There are Just Two Kinds of Fear

The iconic baseball great, Yogi Berra, said, “The future ain’t what it used to be.” Yogi must have seen that future because today, all of us are wondering how the effects of COVID-19 will change our lives. Uncertainty in what we previously took for granted unsettles...