• Do Christians Really Have Three Gods?

    January 15, 2020 by

    The other day a friend wondered why we Christians have three gods, yet have the audacity to claim they’re one.  Years ago I was in an ecumenical group that included reform and conservative Jews who knew they could get us going in rhetorical circles by asking the same question.  I think they started the merry-go-round… Read more

  • How Can You Believe That Stuff?

    January 11, 2020 by

    Sometimes I get questions from two sides on the same subject.  From non-believing friends it’s: “How can you, as a reasonably intelligent, well educated person, be a Christian.  I mean, do you really believe all that stuff?”  From certain conservative evangelical and fundamentalist friends it’s: “How can you claim to be Christian and buy into… Read more

  • Donne, Trump & Truth

    January 7, 2020 by

    John Donne (1572-1631) has a way of sneaking up on me from time to time.  I was using a portion of his Satire #3 for another article, a portion that has often counseled me through times of doubt as I struggle to understand the world around me.  Doubt is something we all deal with about… Read more

  • Trying To Make Sense of Suleimani

    January 4, 2020 by

    As with many, I’m struggling to make sense of Suleimani’s assassination.  It’s not a simple matter, even for those of us who try to follow world affairs as well as we’re able.  It wasn’t an assassination because that’s against the law, so says the administration.  But it sure looks like one.   Yes, but he’s… Read more

  • God-Sent-Signs

    January 1, 2020 by

    The New Year is always a time for signs, but what kind? Farmers read signs in soil and sky.  Sailors read signs in wind and water.   I wonder, do city dwellers have a harder time reading signs because there is so much competition among them for the limited attention one can give at a… Read more

  • American Democracy Under Threat

    December 29, 2019 by

    American democracy is threatened by the political trajectory first set by Senator McConnell during the Obama years when he blocked legislation, most judicial confirmations, and outrageously refused to consider Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court.  He removed the Senate from its tradition as a deliberative legislative body, and made it into a sledge hammer of… Read more

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