By Abby Skeans I’m often grateful that I’m not a Facebook user. I think social media is a huge gift and Facebook is no exception. But I’m a private person and having my life headlined for hundreds (or thousands) of people with second by second updates sends waves of anxiety through my soul. I prefer […]
By Molly Connolly It’s been a saddening few weeks for the “least of these”. Animals and unborn babies have been the center of the media’s attention for weeks now. First, anti-abortion activists leaked undercover videos (both edited and unedited) that appear to show Planned Parenthood Executives haggling prices for fetal tissue with an alarmingly […]
By Emily McCord In a Washington Times piece published earlier this spring, Sarah Putnam Bailey describes the “handwringing” among evangelicals at the changing face of evangelical activism. It is certainly true that the face and nature of evangelical action continues to dramatically shift and that the old order is experiencing an overhaul. However, I would […]
By Mark Rodgers Heroes give us “a sense of the possible.” -President François Hollande The everyman story of the American and British heroes risking their lives for others on the train from Amsterdam to Paris last week will live in our memory for a time, but is immortalized in the story of the “Hero,” […]
We hope you will join us on Tuesday, June 30 for an Evening Conversation with author and professor Joe Loconte on his soon-to-be-released book A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, and a Great War: How J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis Rediscovered Faith, Friendship, and Heroism in the Cataclysm of 1914-1918.
By Charles Krauthammer via The Washington Post We often wonder how people of the past, including the most revered and refined, could have universally engaged in conduct now considered unconscionable. Such as slavery. How could the Founders, so sublimely devoted to human liberty, have lived with — some participating in — human slavery? Or fourscore […]
By Abby Skeans From June 5-9, just six years after the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war, Global Unites, a youth-led organization working for global conflict transformation and sustainable peace hosted its inaugural summit.
By Mark Rodgers Several months ago I shared my reflections on Jack Heaslip, the traveling pastor for U2, whose death recently was compounded for the band by the unexpected death of their longstanding tour manager. This month, I sadly have to share my reflections on the life of another Jack … Dr. “Jack” Templeton, […]
By Mark Rodgers “It seems probable that once the machine thinking method had started, it would not take long to outstrip our feeble powers. They would be able to converse with each other to sharpen their wits. At some stage therefore, we should have to expect the machines to take control.” -Alan Turing, the […]
By Abby Skeans In his newest book, The Road to Character, David Brooks pulls back the curtain and invites readers to indulge in that one activity which our human nature instinctively abhors, self-criticism. In his winsome and raw tone, Brooks guides readers into a space where he has led us many times before in his […]