My Table is Spread: Shortly after I turned in my last column about my daughter's work to reduce violence, she faced violence at home.
The Peace Pulpit: Let the love of God impel us to reach out to others in love even in the most terrible circumstances of hate and violence.
Young Voices: Young people are demanding change. I hear them each day. They demand our commitment and our ability to see and recognize the truth.
A small c catholic: We must listen to our hearts the way Bonhoeffer did, "not as an advocate of [fill in the blank] over against all other traditions."
Kurt Vonnegut is quoted as saying, "People say there are no atheists in foxholes. A lot of people think this is a good argument against atheism. Personally, I think it's a much better argument against foxholes."
That thought might offer a good start for us as we meditate on the question of a good God and suffering, an underlying theme of today's readings.
The Peace Pulpit: What does the Reign of God mean? What would it look like if the Reign of God came in fullness?
Overall, church/organized religion is now ranked in fourth place in the Gallup survey behind the military, small business and the police.
The annual Cosmos & Creation Conference has developed into a much-anticipated gathering of men and women of science who are, for lack of a better word, believers.
Soul Seeing: Until three weeks short of my 74th birthday, I had never spent a night in a hospital. Then along came prostate cancer.
In his first letter to the believers in Corinth, Paul offered his perspective concerning the growth and development of the community: "I planted the seed and Apollos watered it, but God made it grow. This means that neither he who plants nor he who waters is of any special account, only God who gives the growth" (1 Corinthians 3:6-7).