More Than Meets the Eye

“Believing there is always more than meets the eye defeats the sense of sight. Always looking for hidden meanings, a person misses the lovely surface of the world, even in spring. Surely those green leaves are hiding bare ranches. If you look hard enough, you will...

Highest Common Denominator

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries has been chosen to lead the House Democrats in 2023. In his acceptance speech, commenting on the big tent nature of the Democratic Party, he expressed confidence that it could come together by finding the “highest common denominator” in its...

Culture of Death

“The available data suggest that patients are not being coerced against their will into physician-assisted death, and yet the “culture of death” (a term I initially resisted as needlessly provocative) has taken hold in insidious and surprising ways. Assisted death is...

God & Knowledge

“How wrong it is to use God as a stop-gap for the incompleteness of our knowledge.  If in fact the frontiers of knowledge are being pushed further and further back (and that is bound to be the case), then God is being pushed back with them, and is therefore...

Justice

“Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible; but man’s inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.” – Reinhold Niebuhr

Here We Are

We have no choice about whether we make a choice. We must commit our lives to some ultimate belief system that speaks to our purpose. Once we’re born, well, here we are. Most people commit themselves to fence-sitting. They profess a belief in God while also clinging...