The Refugee Crisis

True to our fears, the Trump administration is already inflicting whiplash on everyday Americans, as many of us flit from report to report in an effort to ascertain exactly what the new President is doing. Perhaps the most glaring example of this from the first several weeks of the new administration has been the travel [Read More…]

Well Deserved Penance

My name is John Hilton and I am delighted to be affiliated with Faithful Democrats.  That sounds awfully cliché; of the AA variety in fact.  But it is true, and anyone who knows me well enough will understand the amateur attempt at humor.  For I am a walking contradiction to the old Winston Churchill axiom [Read More…]

A Theology of Failure

What does it mean to have an adequate theology of failure? Or rather, what does it actually-practically-realistically mean when we say, "Out of weakness emerges strength?"   Reverend Gina Campbell raised this question last Sunday morning during her sermon at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.  The gospel reading was from Mark 6:1-6, which tells [Read More…]