Not not-talking about Gun Violence

I don’t want to talk about guns, and gun control–not again.  I can’t bear to have this conversation one more time, because we have been here before, and we know after all the hand-wringing, all the prayers, all the regrets, nothing is going to change.  Congress will refuse to pass any stricter gun-control laws, any…… Continue reading Not not-talking about Gun Violence

The “Wrong” Kind of Christian

  Last week, one of my students brought to my attention a really interesting article from the Washington Post, titled “Colin Kaepernick vs. Tim Tebow:  A tale of two Christians on their knees.”  [Find it here: Tebow and Kaepernick].  It was written in light of the current practice of NFL players taking a knee during the…… Continue reading The “Wrong” Kind of Christian

We Need a Bigger Boat

  A few days ago, I went searching on The New York Times website because I wanted to see what happened in the no-confidence vote that took place in South Africa against President Jacob Zuma.  [He survived, by a National Assembly vote of 198 to 177].  In pulling up the “World” section, I stumbled across…… Continue reading We Need a Bigger Boat

Sanctuary, Religious Freedom & the 8th Commandment

This morning, I heard the story on NPR about a woman who has sought sanctuary in a Denver church in order to avoid deportation–here is the link:  Colorado Church offers Sanctuary.  In the story, the concept of religious freedom was mentioned, which the new administration has promised to uphold; but a spokesperson who opposes the…… Continue reading Sanctuary, Religious Freedom & the 8th Commandment