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5 Ways Churches Can Help Stop the Ebola Hysteria
Originally Posted: 10/21/2014 - 1:35pm | Type: Blog

ittle in our faith formation has prepared us to deal with such things. Faith communities need to be preparing now, not later. Teaching good theology, for example, in the area of disease causes. Forming emergen ...

What Congress Can Learn from a Town Dump
Originally Posted: 08/05/2014 - 2:50pm | Type: Blog

I went to the town dump today, and I found it open, functioning, filled with people doing the right thing in the right way, giving useful advice to a novice, and able to drive in and out without mayhem, all un ...

COMMENTARY: Rallying the Troops with Self-Righteous Fury
Originally Posted: 02/18/2014 - 12:04pm | Type: Blog

If you wonder what a right-wing political agenda laden with phony morality would look like, here are two signs. If you wonder what a right-wing political agenda laden with phony m ...

What Shopping Malls Can Learn from Churches
Originally Posted: 02/04/2014 - 2:32pm | Type: Blog

The enclosed mall at Hillsdale Shopping Center had everything on a Friday morning: 1.3 million square feet of glistening space, top-drawer retailers like Nordstrom, reliable outlets like Macy’s, and teen-focus ...

Winning and Whining Are Insufferable
Originally Posted: 01/29/2014 - 10:24am | Type: Blog

Venture capitalist Tom Perkins took a beating by his former employer for likening today’s class warfare to the Holocaust, with the mega-wealthy 1 percent as victims of “Nazi” repression. ...

Sunday Mornings Are Broken
Originally Posted: 11/19/2013 - 5:00pm | Type: Blog

In a tech newsletter I read, two colleagues addressed the end of the world of the personal computer that they spent three decades mastering. In a tech newsletter I read, two colle ...

Who Elected These Clowns?
Originally Posted: 10/01/2013 - 1:41pm | Type: Blog

In a world far removed from the tragic cesspool of Washington scheming and maneuvering, real people flocked to Central Park on El Camino Real for this town’s first Bacon & Brew Festival. ...

COMMENTARY: The Real Threat to Marriage
Originally Posted: 06/25/2013 - 1:21pm | Type: Blog

As I officiate at a family wedding in this charming coastal city, it seems to me the institution of marriage is alive and well — and in serious trouble. As I officiate at a family ...

Emerging From the Wilderness
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 11:37am | Type: Blog

Wise leaders spend time in the wilderness. Wise leaders spend time in the wilderness. Some choose a sojourn in the desert; most are driven there when their leadership fails ...