Presidential Proclamation of Thanksgiving

A beloved American tradition, Thanksgiving Day offers us the opportunity to focus our thoughts on the grace that has been extended to our people and our country.  This spirit brought together the newly arrived Pilgrims and the Wampanoag tribe — who had been living and thriving around Plymouth, Massachusetts for thousands of years — in [Read More...]

Getting the Puritans Right

From David Hall, in NYTimes and a professor at Harvard Divinity School: Why does it matter whether we get the Puritans right or not? The simple answer is that it matters because our civil society depends, as theirs did, on linking an ethics of the common good with the uses of power. In our society, [Read More...]

For what? You’re kidding.

See this report? Nothing to say … but maybe you’ve got some insights, or comments, or jokes… sure am thankful we didn’t eat beard today. LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (AP) – Two central Kentucky men were sentenced to probation in connection with a bizarre case in which a third man said he was forced to eat his [Read More...]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Kris and I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! We will be traveling this morning to spend the day with family from hither and yon, and we are grateful that everyone will be together. Blessings on your day. [Read more...]

Meals That Change Lives

It’s Thanksgiving, and a good time to read this piece by Adam McHugh at Relevant Mag. Here’s a clip, with a question at the bottom: Some meals can change your life. Every Thanksgiving I find myself reflecting on how significant the act of eating is to our lives and even how central it is to [Read More...]

Top Ten Journals/Magazines

I got this letter from a reader: I’ve been following your blog via RSS for a few years and really enjoy it.  Wondering if you’d consider a post (maybe a Top Ten List?) on recommended religious journals.  I realize “religious journals” is a pretty broad category (church history, theology, hermeneutics, etc.) but maybe you could refine [Read More...]


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