Greetings from Oxford

Greetings from Oxford

I'm writing this note from inside the Radcliffe Camera, the unique and iconic circular building in the center of Oxford University (see above photo).   Marilyn and I are spending the month of August on study leave. The majority of our time will be at Oxford where I...

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How To Satisfy True Ambition

Is it possible for religious people to be ambitious? Our media present us with certain negative stereotypes—the financially grasping megachurch pastor, the Machiavellian church bureaucrat angling for moving up the ladder while caring little for people’s souls.  Both...

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Yogurt Theology and Humble Patriotism

This is the second part of my reflections on Christian patriotism. I well remember eating my first carton of yogurt.  The label pictured blueberries, one of my favorite fruits, but as I tore off the top, I was a little disappointed to see a white substance when I was...

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Humble Patriotism

The historian David McCullough is an engaging storyteller who in his book 1776 documents how the fragile American Continental Army barely survived the year while taking on the superpower of its day.  1776 is a defining moment of uncompromising patriotism. George...

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