On Evil and Good
“…Manwë wept and bowed his head. But at that last word of Fëanor: that at the least the Noldor should do deeds to live in song for ever, he raised his head, as one that hears a voice far off,…
On Immigrants and Man’s Law
A number of churches and faith communities across the country are following the footsteps of the Sanctuary Movement of the 1980s, wherein they provide asylum and safe haven for undocumented immigrants and refugees. A network in Los Angeles is trying…
The Emphasis is the Real Message
What is stated is often not the message being sent by what is stated. At a retreat I recently attended the core of the speaker’s message over several days, to both Christians and presumed non-Christians, was, “God loves you unconditionally….
On Social Media and ‘The Circle’
I’ve been thinking about this article from Rare the past week. The article discusses the trailer for the upcoming Tom Hanks/Emma Watson/John Boyega movie The Circle. The movie is an adaptation of a novel about a company like “Google or…
On Lack of Christian Consensus
I was reading an excerpt of Tony and Bart Campolo’s book Why I Left, Why I Stayed over at Hemant Mehta’s Friendly Atheist blog. The book focuses on Bart’s well known apostasy to Humanism and his father remaining a Christian….