• American Politics, Extremists & The Golden Mean

    September 25, 2023 by

    Political centrists, whether to the right or left, are incoherent mumblers with no firmly held convictions and unwilling to make hard decisions.  The best they can do is muddle through while offering no concrete direction to the public.  At least that’s the usual accusation coming from the extremes of left and right. That most practical… Read more

  • The Hazards of Cliffhanger Journalism

    September 20, 2023 by

    When I was a kid, Cliffhanger serials fronted for the main Saturday matinee movie.  They were short episodes of a hero’s daring adventures, each one leaving him (or the virtuous her) facing certain death, the outcome of which would not be revealed until next week’s episode.  They created weeklong suspenseful waiting to find out how… Read more

  • The End is Near. It’s Time to Get a New Life!

    September 17, 2023 by

    September is a month of acceleration as the academic year and football kick off. There is a sense of anticipation for the unfolding of possibilities yet to be realized.  The church liturgical year appears out of step as it draws to a close with a sense of compelling urgency that the end is near.  For… Read more

  • God, Sacrifice & Human Need

    September 6, 2023 by

    What is sacrificial and sacrificed was the subtext of a recent sermon I heard. An NRSV bible uses sacrifice and sacrificed 256 times and preachers urge Christians to live sacrificial lives by taking up their crosses as Jesus called them to do. The subject raises all kinds of questions because I think we throw sacrifice… Read more

  • Rebuilding Lahaina

    September 1, 2023 by

    The people of Maui can speak for themselves. All I can offer are a few observations I hope might inform mainland readers interested in knowing a little more about the historically important town, Lahaina. I used to affectionately joke about Lahaina being an authentic tourist trap. It was a favored retreat for Maui royalty in… Read more

  • Corrections

    August 29, 2023 by

    There were a couple of errors in the emailed version of the column on social values and the Christian Way.. They have been corrected in the online version: stevenwoolley.com. The price paid for Blind Guy Typing hitting “publish” without final edit by Dianna

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