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.
As things begin to heat up on the immigration debate in Congress, the role of the church will be significant.
Many problems in our society will be solved when young men are willing to become good fathers. Of course, they can do this only if they have an example to follow.
Much has been said about President Obama's speech to the Muslim world from Cairo, Egypt.
Congress is hard at work on historic energy and climate change legislation. The House of Representatives plans to vote on a bill in the next few weeks, with the Senate to follow in early fall.
"Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord." (1 Corinthians 1:31, NRSV)
Today's most pressing task for humanity, I believe, is to halt the current environmental crisis.
Homecoming is on my mind in this day and this hour.
"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.