Guess Who’s coming to Dinner: The 14th Sunday After Pentecost

Sirach 10:7-18Hebrews 13:1-8,15,16Luke 14:1,7-14They were watching him, but then they were always watching him. Some of them secretly admired him, most of them public despised him, but everywhere he went, every one of them was always watching him. He could cite the law with stunning accuracy; he quoted rabbis, street prophets and ministrels with equal … Continue reading Guess Who’s coming to Dinner: The 14th Sunday After Pentecost

Why Franklin Graham is Wrong

His father was one of the greatest evangelists of this or any other age, but Franklin Graham ain't your daddy's evangelist. His work with Samaritan's Purse, particularly in Sudan, is legendary, but his $416,000 salary and $117,000 benefits package (according to the organization's 990, available onĀ gives one pause about his commitment to the people … Continue reading Why Franklin Graham is Wrong

Et tu, Harry Reid?

O judgment! thou art fled to brutish beasts, And men have lost their reason.--William Shakespeare, Julius CaesarIn the two decades before the Civil War, America was an ugly place. The winds of war stirred across prairies and plantations. The Industrial Revolution, abolitionism, waves of poor immigrants from Europe and a rising intolerance began to threaten … Continue reading Et tu, Harry Reid?