As I write this post, Hurricane Ian is threatening Florida with 150 mph winds, torrential rains, and a devastating storm surge. While, of course, our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Florida in these days, and while we should respond generously to subsequent requests for financial assistance in the recovery period, this event … Continue reading Stormy Times
It is probably long past time that I addressed this topic in these posts. Multiple recent references to the growing appeal of this ideology make the topic particularly urgent, especially as we approach the mid-term elections. It is important to describe what Christian Nationalism is, how it is differentiated from Christian activism and address what … Continue reading Christian Nationalism
This week's headlines have trumpeted Ukraine’s startling counteroffensive against the Russian invasion launched by Vladimir Putin in February of this year. What are we to think about these developments? Are we to see them as a sign that the war’s prospects are turning in Ukraine’s favor? Are we to cheer on these advances as the … Continue reading Ukraine–What to Think Now?
Labor Day has passed, marking the traditional kick-off the fall election season. With such razor thin majorities in both the House and Senate, as well as polls that indicate several Governor’s races seem to be unusually close, this year’s November battles are significant. However, lurking behind the upcoming races for House, Senate and Governor’s Mansions … Continue reading Will He or Won’t He?
I had occasion to be at a health care facility in New York City last week and while at the registration desk, I noticed a disturbing sign: “Verbally or physically abusing one of our staff is not tolerated…” Somewhat incredulous, I asked the registrant about the sign, wondering if she had experienced abuse. “Yes,” she … Continue reading Incivility