Do we expect too much from government?

As I sat in a seminar called “Classics and American Government” – one of my favorite classes in college – I was opining to the professor and the twelve other students about some problem in society which I thought the government wasn’t doing enough about. I don’t remember what issue specifically, and it doesn’t matter. […]

Millennials, come home

Just in time for the summer holidays, new evangomercialsTM are calling out to today’s prodigal young. It’s not that they’ve squandered all they have on dissolute living – as the character in the biblical parable had done.  Nor are they so desperate for food that they feed themselves with the husks of what the animals […]

Judgmental religion

Fueled by the ease of social media use – where posts become pronouncements and images incite sympathy – the religion “wars” rage on. It didn’t take very long for the tragedy in Orlando to turn to rants about religion.  Pundits of every kind, and many with no expertise, have opined about the connection between faith […]

And the Word was made graphic

“The Bible Translated into Emoticons” is an attempt – full-hearted but fool-hardy – to rewrite the Sacred Scriptures in a new language prevalent in digital media. The author, Kamran Kastle, created a Kickstarter campaign to fund this funky initiative which he hopes will get more people to read the Bible, “particularly teenagers and children.”  To-date, […]