With so much bad news, we may want to stick our heads in the sand or turn the channel. There’s another, counterintuitive way to escape bad news.
By Eric Black / Editor
There is a mind-altering and highly contagious disease among us. It has a single name and a multitude of expressions. And it can be eradicated.
In these fractious times, followers of Christ need to be the glue that holds families, neighborhoods, communities and societies together.
Instead of competing over who is most doctrinally pure, most committed to justice, has the most baptisms or who simply is the best, let’s race to be the hope of Jesus Christ in a hope-starved time.
What if we need to engage publicly in education and immigration, not for political reasons, but for spiritual ones?
At a time when journalism is under scrutiny, we need to understand what independent journalism is and how such independence relates to all of us.
Have you ever written a letter to the editor? Letters keep us talking with each other, and most editors cherish that. This one does.
Promises and guarantees of security abound, coming at us from companies and leaders alike. Who do you trust to make good on such promises?
To be connected and stay connected, we have to keep talking to each other. That isn’t news. It’s definitely not satire. But it’s more than mere opinion.
Teacher, we have entrusted our children to you. Too often, you feel the weight of that, especially when we are critical of you. Today, may you feel the blessing in that.
Editor Eric Black responds to the mass shooting in El Paso, calling all of us to some introspection and then to go beyond the normal talk.
Pastors are counseled to avoid such whiplash by being smart enough to avoid politics altogether, but to bracket politics out of the discussion is to pretend the truth of Christianity has no bearing on “what happens between people when they try to get something done together.”