Going Beyond Red vs. Blue

Bill Moyers, formerly of Public Television, gave a wonderful speech two weeks ago.  The entire text can be found here – http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0516-34.htm. In it he talks about being a journalist who refuses to be limted by the Democrat vs. Republican, Left vs. Right power structure. Just giving both sides their due, he says, isn’t enough.Continue reading “Going Beyond Red vs. Blue”

Weekly Newsweek Fix – Playing God

In the May 23 edition of Newsweek, there’s an interesting article about a new computer game called "Spore" in which the player begins as a single cell and grows/evolves to create animals,  people, tribes, societies, war, peace – you get the idea. (Now, May the Force Be . . . Us page 68). The article’sContinue reading “Weekly Newsweek Fix – Playing God”

Children in Worship

I have a 22 month-old daughter. She generally sits with us in worship. And amidst her snacks, sippy cups, crayons, books, stuffed animals and Elmo doll, she is participating in the community’s worship – she is worshipping. She stands, she sits, she watches curiously/attentively as pastor raises the bread and cup, she comes forward forContinue reading “Children in Worship”