It’s time to embrace equality, with open arms, hearts, minds

This last week has given us two important opportunities to reflect on civil rights and religious freedom in American society. Wednesday was Harvey Milk Day, commemorating the birthday of the groundbreaking LGBTQ rights activist, and last Friday the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Equality Act, which would extend the provisions of the 1964 Civil … Continue reading It’s time to embrace equality, with open arms, hearts, minds

Want to end abortion as a choice? Create a society that is truly pro-life

If I were prudent, I would stay away from this topic. The opposing sides are so intractable, I’m unlikely to have any impact. And, because my views don’t fall neatly into either camp, I’m also certain to anger both sides. But, I feel compelled to outline my stance on abortion, if only to assure my … Continue reading Want to end abortion as a choice? Create a society that is truly pro-life

Lions and lambs — profiles in courage and cowardice

  Surveying the wanton waste of life and ineptitude of leadership on the Western Front in World War I, German Gen. Max von Gallwitz penned to a colleague a truism that I think applies to the contemporary state of our society. “Never,” Gallwitz wrote, “have I seen such lions led by such lambs.” America is … Continue reading Lions and lambs — profiles in courage and cowardice

Surrender — a dirty word in this world, the path to glory in Christ

  The deeper I go into Christian faith, the more I understand it as a series of stark contrasts between what is considered desirable by the world’s standards, versus The Way of Christ. And there is perhaps no starker contrast between these realms than how we understand the concept of surrender. Growing up, I learned … Continue reading Surrender — a dirty word in this world, the path to glory in Christ