Lenten Reflections

Lenten Reflections

Lent is great season, my favorite one of the year. Lent is an opportunity to empty myself of me, so as to make room for God. Prayer is an opportunity to express gratitude for all of God’s gifts — gifts all too easy to take for granted when pride and…

Bias for Better or Worse

Bias for Better or Worse

Truth is objective, but we all see it from our own unique perspective. In many political, social and religious conversations, the word “bias” is tossed around like a hand grenade, blowing up any chance of a friendly parting of the ways, let alone a meeting of the minds. Saying someone…

The Troubling New Church of Facebook

The Troubling New Church of Facebook

Not long ago Mark Zuckerberg described Facebook as the new church, an institution that will replace traditional churches as a source of community and support. This is a somewhat troubling assertion. First, considering churches to be relics of the past requires a great leap of faithlessness. Struggling in some regions…