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Release the measuring tape?

In life, it can become easy to compare where you are to where others might be. We might not notice the comparison at first or you may talk yourself out of it. However, when continued, those patterns … more

Do We Still Have Prophets Today?

Faith Column for Hill Country News Thursday, March 8, 2018 more

Trump is a problem, not the problem

On MLK day I listened to an interview on the NPR program “Fresh Air” with Melba Pattillo Beals. She was one of nine black students who integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957. more

Wake up, it’s not too late

It is the beginning of the year and we are well into January. I want to encourage you it is not too late! It is not too late to wake up. It is not too late to begin again, dream again and live again. more

ROUNDTABLE: Use the scientific approach

 So, our question for the first Roundtable of 2018 is about science and faith: “can they coexist in religious rhetoric?The short answer is “Sure, they can”—and we’ll demonstrate how … more

ROUNDTABLE: Science and religion are not in conflict

First, let’s make one thing clear. The mainstream media loves conflict. Man vs. woman. Man vs. dog. Republicans vs. Democrats. Christians vs. atheists. When I was in journalism school at The … more

ROUNDTABLE: Science has a place in faith

Yes, and it seems obvious to me that this is so. People of faith rely on science everyday for health care needs to give one example. People of science may eschew faith expressions, but that is also a … more

ROUNDTABLE: God is the CEO of the Universe

Happy New Year! I believe 2018 is your year for fulfilled dreams. The round table question is: “From your perspective as a faith leader, can science and faith co-exist in religious … more

ROUNDTABLE: The ground of all being

The answer is maybe. They both exist right now without a lot of conflict. In religious rhetoric the conflict comes from religionists who fear losing their power with the … more

The coming spiritual tailwind

For the past year America has been fighting a headwind brought about by the struggle to preserve our American Democracy. As 2017 ended, we were given hints that the winds have shifted and we are … more

Move on, move forward with life

Every chapter of our life has a purpose and a reason. Just as chapters open and close, they are designed for moving on and moving forward. more

ROUNDTABLE: Orthodox fasting: what's that?

I didn’t have to think long at all about this particular Round Table topic: ‘What is the most commonly asked question you receive and how do you answer it?’ That’s an easy one for me, but … more

ROUNDTABLE: God answers souls' needs

Looking back over the past few years, I hear many people asking, “How can I get……?”, or, “Why can’t I make this or that happen?” Behind that question is the implied belief that “Since … more

ROUNDTABLE: Why do bad things happen to good people?

The most common question I receive is “Why do bad things happen to good people?” That is such a tough subject because the things categorized as unfortunate, vary in range and impact from one family to another. more

ROUNDTABLE: Dealing with frequently asked concerns

As I consider the variety of questions I get asked, it would be difficult to say what is the most prevalent. There are a few that stand out as general concerns. For instance, when people … more

We can all learn something from Polaris

One of the most important discoveries in our long history concerns the Pole Star.


Keep protesting for the church

Today, there are about 2.2 billion Christians in the world, with a billion or so Catholics and Protestants in each group. The Orthodox, Anglican and other independent communities of faith round out … more

Trump and Puerto Rico: robbery and chaos

“When rich speculators prosper While farmers lose their land; when government officials spend money on weapons instead of cures; when the upper class is extravagant and … more

Is the Whole World Crazy or Is It Just Me?

Driving across town the other day I was nearly hit by four different vehicles. One ran a stop sign, another swerved in front of me and almost hit me and I’m sure the other two were on their cell … more

Remaking and reforming the Church

Well, it’s almost here. For the better part of this past year, I’ve been writing a series of columns about the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, and October 31st is the actual anniversary date.  more
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