The Wizard Is In: Or Is He?

By Rev. Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles On September 25, 2012, President Obama presented new initiatives to address human trafficking in America. He did this as the President of the United States, but I know he also did it as a parent of two children. How do I know? He said so: "When a little girl is sold by her impoverished family, or girls my daughters' ages run away from home and are lured -- that's slavery.” The Quest to End Child Trafficking Leaders across the faith … [Read more...]

Luke 2:22-40 – How Are We Caring for Our Children Today?

By Susan K. Hedahl The enactment of religious rituals for children in the Jewish faith of Jesus’ time is the background of this only biblical glimpse we have of Jesus’ early infancy.   This luminous text of hope from Luke’s Gospel is pictorial in its rendering of Jesus presentation at the temple.   As a newborn, he is brought by his parents to be circumcised and officially named, following the custom of their faith. … [Read more...]