The Religious/Political Connection

A friend of mine who has quite a knack for political analysis wrote this about the growing crisis in Iraq: The problem is that elections don’t work very well in places that do not have a homogeneous population, especially if they have no history of democratic institutions.  If you count forced relocation as a kind…

Celebrating the Dads

The little girl, perhaps five years old, happily danced around the edge of the beautiful lake high up  in Rocky Mountain National Park at the end of a long and grueling hike. The family, mom, dad, a son about 13, another daughter about 10, and this little one had been right behind us on a…

The Inerrant, Infallible Bible: The Hermeneutical Crisis #UMC #UMCschism

The blogosphere exploded last week after the primarily anonymous “Gang of 80″ announced through Good News their desire to split The United Methodist Church. In my opinion, anyone who thinks this attempt to separate is “good news” has never been through a church split or divorce, but they feel that an interpretative issue is irreconcilable. Infallibility and Inerrancy One paragraph of their…

The Ninety-Nine and the One

What does it cost to do the right thing? Especially when doing the right thing means your whole life comes tumbling down around you? A whole life that is good, well-lived, and couples business expertise and success with the respect of the larger community? A movie, Locke, explores that concept in an agonizing 90 minute…