Israel and Hamas

I read this piece by Saul Singer in the Washington Post. I wonder if Obama’s silence is support for Israel, support for taking out Hamas, or an indicator that he’s not sure what to think about this international crisis. Any thoughts? By taking on Hamas, Israelis deserve the gratitude of decent people everywhere. More than [Read More...]

Catholics and Women’s Ordination 1

Books that even breathe the air of conspiracy theories rarely attract my interest, but I have been gathering for some time a variety of facts about women in ministry that are both unknown to the average Christian and, in my judgment, have been covered up. So, when I saw the title of Gary Macy‘s The [Read More...]

10 Reasons Why Baseball is Better than Hockey

1. Green: baseball is played on a green field; hockey on white ice.2. Wrigley, Fenway, Yankee Stadium: name one interesting hockey place.3. Names: Babe Ruth, Pee Wee Reese, Ernie Banks vs. Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, Bobby Orr.4. Scoring: single, double, triple, homer vs. “It’s a goal!”5. Teeth: baseball players have them.6. Season: summer vs. winter [Read More...]

Gospel 47

Paul uses the word “gospel” one more time in Colossians (1:23) and once in Philiemon 13. Here is the context for Col 1:23: 21 Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. 22 But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you [Read More...]


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