Posts Tagged 'Guest Column'

From the Pulpit: Stubborn hope

From the Pulpit: Stubborn hope

I was leading a meeting with all of the vice presidents of our seminary, but I could think about only one thing — my teenagers. My wife and I had been up late the previous night having the “these are our values talk” with one of them. Again.

Guest column: ‘Welcome to Las Vegas: A faith-based community’

Guest column: ‘Welcome to Las Vegas: A faith-based community’

When I started to think about the theme for this week at Chautauqua — privacy — I kept bumping into a couple issues which claimed priority. Before you can talk about “privacy” you have to have some understanding of not only freedom, but also of what manner of creature a human being is. I thought of the cartoon — a flashing highway sign with the message, “Welcome to Las Vegas! A faith-based community!” It expresses the fact that we all live in some sort of “faith” community, which makes assumptions about what the human enterprise is about.