• The Importance Of Being Kind To Yourself: lessons in the news

    July 28, 2021 by

    Jesus said the greatest commandment was to love God with all your being, and the second was to love your self and your neighbor.  Then he gave us a new commandment to love one another as he has loved us.  Everything else scripture offers, everything else we do or say, hangs on these commandments.  Thousands… Read more

  • A Better Way Than Mutual Suspicion & Hurtful Language

    July 23, 2021 by

    Roxane Gay wrote a July 17 New York Times piece asking why people are so awful to each other online, suggesting it could be due to the role of loneliness and the insufficiency of cyberspace as an adequate substitute for in person connections.  Heather Cox Richardson followed up with additional questions about the horrible ways… Read more

  • Oops! Again

    July 18, 2021 by

    To my subscribers. Once again I published without my editor’s final proof reading. You would think I’d learn. Anyway, the Is the Church Dying column as posted on the website has been updated to correct stuff, mostly. Mea culpa.

  • The Church Is Dying! No It Isn’t! Yes It Is! No It Isn’t!

    July 17, 2021 by

    There is a no more dependable perennial than the annual blossoming of angst over the decline and imminent death of the church.  Every denomination grows its own variety, mine is from the Episcopal Church.  Yes, church attendance has been in decline for decades, and it saddens me as much as it does anyone. The perennial… Read more

  • The Virtual Reality of Cyberspace Bubbles, Silos & Castles

    July 14, 2021 by

    Where were we?  Oh yeah; the previous column was about metaphorical bubbles, silos and castles that exist in the physical reality of our daily lives, but over the last few decades we’ve also come to live in the virtual reality of cyberspace and cable t.v.  Friend Tom and I have been wondering about the difference… Read more

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