In the Interest of Fairness

Back in October, I wrote a blog in which I was somewhat critical of evangelical Christians. I quoted an opinion piece in Rolling Stone magazine about Lance Wallnau, an evangelical ...

What We Can Learn from Monks

My college and much of my post-graduate education was provided by Benedictine monks. For those unfamiliar with Christian monasticism, it’s an ancient form of living the gospel through a combination ...

Whom To Thank?

I’ve developed the habit, during night prayer, to think of the people I’ve met and who have helped me during the day. They include clerks in stores, waiters, workers who’ve ...

How We Think of “Church”

At a recent weekend liturgy at the Jesuit church of St. Ignatius of Loyola in Denver, the church’s pastor, Fr. Dirk Dunfee, confided in his congregation during a homily about ...

What’s a Human Being Worth?

The human body, composed mostly of water, plus trace amounts of silicon, manganese, fluorine, copper, zinc, arsenic, and aluminum, is worth about $1. If you were able to include your ...

The Lying Season

Thank God, we’re almost through one of the worst “lying seasons” ever. That’s what I call the time before elections when candidates air campaign ads full of wild exaggerations, half-truths ...