When Angela and I were discussing this month’s column, we thought it might be fun to pass some of those lessons on to today’s high school teachers. So, here goes!
Folks, Facebook isn’t just making us envious – it’s also making us want to punish our friends.
America and Canada are headed in radically different directions. Perhaps it’s time the CRC in each country did, too.
You see, as I write this, I am about to turn 50 years old. And 50 isn’t like those other birthdays.
There was a time when evangelical Americans took the faith and character of their presidents very seriously – or at least appeared to.
By choosing not to fully help Puerto Rico, the U.S. government is putting lives in jeopardy not only on the island itself, but on the mainland as well – and potentially elsewhere. The President of the United States seems to believe that if a place is poor, or is home to people with brown skin, it is worthless. We are seeing proof right now that – in an integrated global economy – there is no such thing as “over there,” anymore.
All I know is that the years – as W.H. Auden said – run like rabbits. And try as we might, we cannot conquer time. At least, in feeling that way, I know I’m not alone.
But it’s not enough to tweet. It’s not enough, even, to pray and hope God will take action without you. Especially not for politicians. I would say to all today’s leaders: God doesn’t call you to stand there and look pious. He calls you to do something.
From the beginning, Trump’s claims to truth have been over the top. He claims to have one of the highest IQs, he says he has the best words, had the biggest inauguration crowd in history, knows everything there is to know about health care – all claims that are totally, completely pants-on-fire false. They are lies. Period.
These days, even the most fervent climate change deniers are having a hard time ignoring what scientists have been saying for decades: the planet is warming and, with that, we can expect to see more extreme weather-related events like these.
A few months ago, someone at work asked me to give a speech about leadership.
“Our job is to listen.” That’s how Margaret Johnston-Jones summarizes the role of the chaplain in the hospital. It’s not about preaching to people or trying to convert them.