Australia is an absolutely beautiful country, and it wasn’t until I got back there (after more than a decade) that I realized how much I missed it.
'I'm tired of those old white guys telling us what to think and do.'
'Have they no shame?' was a frequent response.
The warring factions in Iraq are engaged in a civil war that the U.S. occupation is only making worse.
I had mostly experienced an American Christianity without Christ.
Hurricane Katrina opened the eyes of many to the reality of poverty in America. Will we take responsibility for the poor in our land of plenty?
The Democrats can't even muster the gumption to oppose a government of the wealthy, by the wealthy, and for the wealthy.
We must rise to the occasion, both spiritually and politically.
Palestinian grievances are real and justified. So are Israeli fears.
We must never claim that those who disagree with our judgements are not people of real faith.
Many people - especially leaders - tried to claim the pope as their own.
Our uses of the earth must be designed to conserve and renew the Earth rather than to deplete or destroy it.
As the tour continues, a new movement for justice in America is being spread. I can feel it.
If the war in Iraq is the 'practical' expression of George Bush's theology of liberty and freedom, the world is in serious trouble.
Why can't personal ethics and social justice - together - become a real political choice?
The book tour will be a national conversation faith,