Dad’s Kind of Republican

I think about my father a lot these days. He would have loved the dignity and stateliness of former First Lady Barbara Bush’s Episcopal funeral last week. The Bush’s were, and are, Dad’s kind of Republican: civil, courteous, generous, motivated by a sense of responsibility for the common good, not in spite of their wealth […]

To Love Your Neighbor

I have always thought that the conventional maxim – “religion and politics do not and should not mix” was not only wrong but misleading and downright silly. Of course they mix. We express our deepest values which often are rooted in our religious beliefs in how we live, how we order our priorities and spend […]

God’s Own Image

God so loved the world. John 3:16 The evolution of the way sexual orientation is understood and viewed is surely one the most significant transformations in my life time. People my age cringe when recalling what used to be said and what we used to assume and believe about sexual orientation. It is almost difficult […]