International Day of Peace — And a Special Offer

The United Nations has declared this Thursday, September 21, as an International Day of Peace. The theme this year is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.” Special attention will be directed toward displaced peoples. UN Secretary-General António Guterres offers this exhortation: “In times of insecurity, communities that look different become convenient scapegoats. We must resist cynical efforts … More International Day of Peace — And a Special Offer

How Would Jesus Respond to the Travel Ban

  Since President Trump issued the temporary travel ban against citizens from seven predominantly Muslim nations, there has been no end of controversy. Some foreign leaders have criticized it; others have supported it. Likewise, within America, many Christian leaders have joined in protests and petitions, while others have argued its merits. What concerns me is … More How Would Jesus Respond to the Travel Ban

America–land of the fearful, home of the no-longer-brave

I want to talk about fear. About how fear is robbing America of its greatness and its destiny. And about how to find our courage again. We have become a nation of panicky, terrified, paralyzed wimps. We’re so afraid that our confident, well-adjusted, highly educated children will lose their job to a Latino man struggling … More America–land of the fearful, home of the no-longer-brave