If anyone still doesn't believe in global warming, come to Glacier National Park. My wife Karin and I just spent two days of our vacation here.
The visit by U.S. President Barack Obama to Ghana this past weekend was described as his first visit to sub-Saharan Africa.
Throughout the Bible, God's people are instructed to care for those who often cannot thrive on their own, most often widows and orphans.
As I look at where we need to get, pronto -- 350 parts per million or less carbon in the atmosphere, sustainable use of planetary resources, and a world economy consistent with those things -- and
Father's Day has always been a bittersweet holiday for me. For most of my life, my father was absent, having abandoned our family when I was in elementary school.
On the day my father died I was 1,200 miles away.
"Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord." (1 Corinthians 1:31, NRSV)
I heard a preacher once say, "Don't let facts blind you to the truth." What did he mean? Facts, misunderstood or taken out of context, can take us further away from, rather than closer to, truth.
"The Bible knows nothing about peace without justice," said that great prophet of joyful restorative justice, Desmond Tutu, when he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984.