Loving others

A thought on Matthew 5:46-47, which reads: Matt. 5:46   If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Prejudicial love is [Read More...]

Lakoff, Conservatives and Fatherhood

From George Lakoff: Is this a fair and reasonable sketch of the conservative? For those of you who are conservative, why or why not? The central issue in our political life is not being discussed. At stake is the moral basis of American democracy….. Conservatives really want to change the basis of American life, to [Read More...]

On Suffering

Tim Dalrymple, a world class gymnast who broke his neck at Stanford and lost a career, recently wrote a post about suffering and connected his experience with that of acerbic atheist Christopher Hitchens. I like his perception of the instrumental element of suffering as much as the absence of seeking to know the mind of [Read More...]

Academic Drift 2

In Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses, Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa prove — not contend — that students are not learning what they should, professors are not doing all they could, administrators are not focused on education enough and, as if that weren’t a glassful, society is and will continue to suffer is [Read More...]

Who does the ministry?

Two contacts in less than twenty-four hours pressed me to write this post. One the post yesterday by RJS and the other a tweet by Frank Viola. Both of these contacts led my mind back to 1973, near Brussels. I was at a monastery for a week or so with Greater Europe Mission missionaries and [Read More...]


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