Lament and Resolve for Victims of Hate Crimes

On September 22, Tyler Clementi, an 18-year-old college freshman at Rutgers University in New Jersey, jumped from the George Washington Brudge in what the New York Times is calling an “apparent suicide.” Clementi’s 18-year-old roommate and another 18-year-old classmate have been charged with illegally taping and broadcasting video of Clementi in an intimate encounter with another [Read More...]

Here is the Church, Here is the Steeple, Open the Doors and…

Not so many people. Why? In part, apparently, because we are doing an increasingly poor job of explaining to the people who come through the doors what it is that we believe, why it makes a difference, and how it differs from what others believe. Episcopal Priest Fred Schmidt reflects on a recent Pew Research Center report on U.S. Religious Knowledge… [Read more...]

What Curious George, Oz, Huckabees Have to Teach Us About Pain

I remember clutching to my Curious George doll when I was five years old, tears falling in a cloud of confusion. One hand holding on to my dad’s shirt and wondering why my sister and I were being taken away. That night, I was in so much pain. I still wonder how in one moment, [Read More...]

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