She was born in Selma, Alabama. As a child Bettie Mae Fikes traveled the country with her mother, a gospel singer.
An economist explains why reducing the deficit will require big cuts in military spending.
An ethic of endless economic growth, powered by fossil fuels, is ultimately unsustainable.
Dragonflies have a way of turning up at threshold moments -- like God's early warning system for amazing grace.
Let's just call the Music City deluge a naturally occurring metaphor.
The hospital chaplain who sits in the room of a sick child in Chicago and brings the child to God—not with words but by her quiet presence.
Thank you for the revealing “A Visit to Birkenau” (by Sami Awad, May 2010).
The 'Low Holy Days' of Summer
I was quoted by Dr. Soong-Chan Rah and Jason Mach in “Is the Emerging Church for Whites Only?” (May 2010).
David Cortright calls for realism in his excellent “How to Rid the World of Nuclear Weapons” (May 2010), but he hardly mentions the role our war industry/military/congressional alliance
Thank you for the recent John Fea essay ("Those Who Will Not Learn from History," May 2010) on the educational lunacy going on in Texas.
The God’s Politics blog launched “Voices From the Gulf” — a series of blo