Our Daily Bread

The “Our Father” has a special place among Christian prayers because, according to the gospels of Mathew and Luke, it’s “the Lord’s Prayer,” taught to his disciples by Jesus himself. ...

The More Educated, the Less Religious?

Recent news reports tell of surveys showing people leaving organized religion pretty much across all denominations, including those of white evangelicals, who until recently were steadily adding to their numbers. ...

The Value of Perspective

Despite being fully vaccinated and boosted, and being what I thought was “careful,” I recently tested positive for COVID-19. I’m fortunate to have relatively good health, despite my age, so ...

Humility: The Most Counter-Cultural Ideal?

I try to watch a limited amount of TV, but when I do, I try to avoid commercials. In my opinion, they often show the worst of society: rampant consumerism, ...

An Antidote to Indifference and Helplessness

The bizarre storm that spawned December tornadoes and raged across the upper Midwest recently followed an equally freakish series of December tornadoes that 10 days before cut a devastating, 250-mile ...

From a Distance

I don’t know how old I was, but I recall that when I learned the earth was round and continually spinning I wondered why we aren’t thrown off, or at ...