The Disconnect Between Church and Science

The Disconnect Between Church and Science

A Huffington Post commentary by Greg Cootsona and entitled “Mere Christianity Meets Mainstream Science” discusses the disconnect between faith and science. The most startling statistic that Cootsona mentions is that “52 percent of youth group members...
The Voting Rights Act at 50

The Voting Rights Act at 50

Today is the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. Several news stories and commentary offer historical perspective on the legislation that transformed race and politics in America: The Voting Rights Act at 50: How the Law Came to Be (Maya Rhodan, TIME) The...
Historical Reflections on the Terrorism in Charleston

Historical Reflections on the Terrorism in Charleston

On the morning of Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in the wake of many seemingly unjustified killings of black men throughout America, including in North Charleston, South Carolina, Senator Clementa Pinckney was in his senate office. A senator since 2001, he was known for...
Humans, humans everywhere! How awful!

Humans, humans everywhere! How awful!

In the May 5, 2015 edition of the Wall Street Journal, the treasurer of a major American corporation offers (in “The New Bookkeeper is a Robot”) a brief but pointed glimpse into the future of America. Enthusiastically touting the benefits of financial...
The Many Faces of Religion

The Many Faces of Religion

One of the hottest topics of the week is President Obama’s remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast on February 5. Among his comments, the president dared to point out, while condemning Islamic terrorism, that the history of Christianity includes far too much...
The Tragedy of Ferguson, the Tragedy of America

The Tragedy of Ferguson, the Tragedy of America

If you want to see the heart of America, take a look at Ferguson, Missouri, a town torn apart, and now ablaze, this day following the acquittal of a white policeman who shot and killed an unarmed black youth. Not only is Ferguson in the heartland of our nation, it is...