Lessons of Bobby Sands

bobby Sands

Before there was the produce farmer who set himself on fire in Tunisia  Before there was a Pakistani boy who stopped a school bomber  Before there was the Nelson Mandela who set a nation on fire, and then the world There was Bobby Sands. Some say it was Sands who influenced Mandela. Bobby Sands and [Read More...]

God's trending among New Yorkers

God is the latest thing trending among New Yorkers. That’s the word out from the good folks over at the Barna Group. Despite the troubling nationwide decline of church attendance, in New York church attendance is on the upswing. According to a recent Barna study — Faith in New York since 9/11 — weekly church [Read More...]

Ash Wednesday: Late for Lent

The Baptists I grew up around did not participate in Lent.  The Baptists I knew and loved didn’t give up anything: football, fried chicken or friends. The only references I heard to Lent in those days involved either the dryer or a person’s belly button. And yes, I do know that is spelled L-I-N-T, not [Read More...]


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