Monthly Archives: July 2012

Not Helpful

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.  So do candidates for high office.  During his recent visit to Israel, presidential candidate Mitt Romney ventured into dangerous territory.  In a speech to a Jewish audience he suggested that “cultural differences” … Continue reading

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Broken Bones and Fractured Grammar

What a strange language English is.  Today’s New York Times features an article about an injury incurred by Yankee’s third baseman Alex Rodriguez: Rodriguez broke a bone in his left hand when he was hit by a 88-mile-per-hour pitch in … Continue reading

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In Praise of Ecumenical Protestants (For a Change)

The July 2, 2012 edition of the Christian Century features an interview with David Hollinger, professor of history at the University of California at Berkley.  Dr. Hollinger has some good things to say about “mainline” churches – what he prefers … Continue reading

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Why Care for Creation?

Let’s start with three basic theological principles. “The earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof” (Psalm 24).  Theologically speaking, we human beings don’t own anything.  We’re merely stewards – caretakers – of a creation that belongs to the Creator. … Continue reading

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Prepared for Hurricanes, But Not Health Reform

The Supreme Court’s decision regarding health care reform took me by surprise. I’m perplexed by Governor Scott’s announcement that his office plans to do nothing to expand Medicaid or set up an online insurance exchange for Floridians. It seems he’s … Continue reading

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