• Who Is the Greatest? I’ve Got Two Answers

    October 22, 2020 by

    Liturgical churches, beginning to wind down their year of Matthew, will hear a portion of his gospel this Sunday in which a Pharisee asked Jesus which commandment is the greatest. Jesus answered: “You shall love the Lord hour God with all our heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is… Read more

  • Trump and The Myth of Pioneer Individualism

    October 20, 2020 by

    I have a small handful of correspondents firmly rooted in their brand of tea party libertarianism that led them to endorse Trump, albeit with limited enthusiasm. Nevertheless, they feel obligated to defend him, and are deeply suspicious of Biden: a nice old guy they are certain is subservient to radical left wing forces intent on… Read more

  • Mourning In The Time Of COVID

    October 12, 2020 by

    My friend Deirdre Good wrote about her concern that, as a people of faith, we have not honored or mourned the deaths from COVID19 of 200,000 fellow Americans. She pointed the way to an article in the Harvard Gazette that opened with a question: How does a society grapple with such a loss? The article… Read more

  • The Election and Second Retirements

    October 8, 2020 by

    Most who rise to senior positions in their chosen occupations don’t continue into their late 70s and beyond. A Dr. Fauci, or Admirals Rickover and Hopper are exceptions. Corporate policy and personal limitations encourage retirement sometime between 65 and 70, which always bring major adjustments to life. At 77, I’m starting my second retirement, and… Read more

  • Marx, The Gospel & Jesus

    October 4, 2020 by

    We have endured generations of Christians claiming the socially acceptable mores of their own political and economic beliefs as biblically correct. They’ve put cultural conformity at the center of the gospel and used Jesus to endorse it. At their worst, they’ve used the bible as a cudgel to coerce conformity to their socially acceptable way… Read more

  • The Difference Between Believing In and Following Jesus

    September 29, 2020 by

    Is there a difference between believing in Jesus and following Jesus? It depends in part on what it means to believe. To many, a believer is someone who has accepted Jesus as their personal lord and savior that often gets expressed in terms of intimate affection describing one’s relationship with Jesus. To believe becomes a… Read more

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