A small c catholic: I was surprised when a friend introduced me to the work of René Girard. I'd heard of him in passing but that's about it.
A small c catholic
A small c catholic: Converts to Catholicism bring the very questions that original members often don't ask because those members have fallen into complacency or they've run into unmovable walls.
A small c catholic: Family is not the most important or even primary mechanism God uses to bring people into God's larger family. That's a role for the church.
A small c catholic: The way the United States creates its military needs to be changed. Our all-volunteer military system is unjust and encourages an inequitable social division.
A small c catholic: One of my differences with Catholic sacramental theology has to do with tying a central church belief to an outdated science, which strikes me as odd.
A small c catholic: It's long past time for members of both Catholic and Protestant faiths to learn to appreciate what is beautiful and life-giving in the other tradition.
A small c catholic: Today's American religious scene is full of people who have raised important faith questions but find that their faith communities won't or can't engage such questions.
A small c catholic: U.S. Presbyterians and Jews, once long-time partners, fell apart. Now, some of us Presbyterians will try to recreate respectful associations with our Jewish neighbors.
A small c catholic: The Protestant Work Ethic can turn us Protestants into mindless centers of activity that is neither redemptive nor productive of anything but more activity.
A small c catholic: If we Americans can manage religious harmony, we can be a model for countries that struggle with the challenges of religious pluralism and diversity.