When preachers start meddling in politics, they rightfully venture with trepidation. The principle of church-state separation should give us pause, but the line is hardly straight and there is also error in not venturing.
We have three choices: (1) we can vote only for someone who epitomizes the majority religious views of the country, notwithstanding Article VI; (2) we can vote only for someone whose faith is more civil religion than commitment to a particular religious tradition; or (3) we can accept that the best candidate may be a person of completely different religious convictions from our own but whose vision of America is consistent with ours.
Being a peacemaker doesn’t mean shunning those who sacrifice for us.
Instead of a dove, Celtic Christians have long looked to the wild goose as a more fitting symbol of the Holy Spirit. The goose suggests a spirit of dangerous adventure more than boring serenity.
Woodrow Wilson High School hosts dignitaries from Africa and the Middle East for a symposium at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 19. This will be…
People with a healthy ego can receive criticism with grace, celebrate the success of others, and make sacrifices on behalf of those who cannot help themselves. They can be trusted to lead, because the team or company or country they serve is as important to them as their own well-being.
Saying “I love you” is not a matter of passing information; it’s a matter of making the information matter. Every time you speak it, it becomes truer and realer. So, say it first. But do something, too.