Treasure Trove

Treasure Trove

Beloved hymn writer Fanny Crosby’s unpublished works recovered Generations of Christians have long sung — from hymnals and memory — the inspiring hymns of Fanny J. Crosby (1820-1915) such as “To God Be the Glory,” “Jesus Is Tenderly Calling You Home” and “Blessed...
Quotation Remarks

Quotation Remarks

“It’s a revolution going on. But a revolution of love and hope.” —Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, who heads an effort by Pope Francis to reform the Vatican that is finding intense opposition from some more conservative Catholic leaders (RNS) “I hope that...
Editorial: The shaping power of fear

Editorial: The shaping power of fear

My friend Pam Wacter, a longtime educator, shared a story with me recently. Her coworker was enjoying a visit from her two young nieces. They began running and screaming more than typical for young, screaming little girls so their mother went into the guestroom to...
Did you say ‘Merry Clausmas’?

Did you say ‘Merry Clausmas’?

Guest Commentary by Ben Self Merry Clausmas, everyone! That’s right. I said “Clausmas.” Like many other people, I have been bothered for a long time about the commercialization of Christmas. All of the selling and buying and giving of gifts to one another has little...