Tom's been writing about religion – broadly defined – for years in the Journal. Tom's experience as a retired minister and his curiosity about matters of faith will make for an always insightful exploration of these topics. Tom's encouraging open discussion, so join in.
Some of my liberal friends were so frustrated the other day. They could not understand how some conservatives would object to measles immunization when the empirical evidence is so clear that the vaccinations work.
The recent film Dear White People only showed at four Chicago-area theaters, but it has gotten a lot of buzz. Among other things, the movie is making the statement that the times in which we are living are still not "post-racial."
This post is in one sense an indication of how much I respect Ken Trainor. If I didn't respect his opinion I wouldn't bother to respond. This post is a response to a column he wrote last week in the Wednesday Journal about shame and the Garden of Eden story.
Some people travel to relax. I travel to get outside my comfort zone and see myself, my community, my church and my country from new points of view. That's what happens every time I visit the Lahu Bible school an hour north of Chiang Mai, Thailand.