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.
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."
An estimated 700 people gathered in Scoville Park on Sunday at 1 p.m. to sing gospel songs, hear speakers, march and pray in response to the killing of unarmed black men and boys by white police officers in Ferguson, Cleveland and New York.
True to their commitment to ethical living, nine End of the Line Humanists members put in 45 hours during the Oak Park Library Volunteer Days in July — sorting and arranging books and emptying, moving and cutting boxes. Members also volunteer with the Oak Park-River Forest Food Pantry.
While in Thailand I read a book about Fr. Joe Maier, a Mother Teresa kind of person who has devoted most of his adult life to the residents of a Bangkok slum known as Klong Toey. Posted here are quotes from Fr. Joe and his biographer.
How can a man have a homosexual orientation, be married to a woman and be happy? An interview on NPR this morning made me ask if liberal religion focuses on meeting people's psychological needs at the expense of obedience to God's will.
St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church 305 Circle Ave, Forest Park Sunday Worship, 8:30am & 11AM Sunday School & Adult Bible Class, 10:00am Wheelchair Access to Sanctuary Leonard Payton, Pastor 708-366-3226 www.stjohnforestpark.org