• 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

  • Thiessen the Propagandist

    September 23, 2020 by

    I rarely comment on a particular pundit, but am making an exception in the case of Marc A. Thiessen’s September 22 column in the Washington Post. Syndicated, he is read all across the country, and is especially popular with right wingers who treasure his words of encouragement, even if they appear in the “fake news”… Read more

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