Evangelical Blues, or How Supporting Trump Discredits Christianity

January 22, 2020

Now in the final year of his first — or only? — presidential term, Donald Trump is in trouble. Haunted time and again by new revelations of shady, if not criminal, behavior, and ridiculed by his political peers, even including UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Trump is universally loathed —...

Why Aren’t Americans Paying Attention to Pope Francis’ Progressive Ideas?

July 17, 2019

In his papal encyclical, “Laudato Si’” (“Praise Be”), issued in May 2015, Pope Francis reminded humanity of its responsibility for stewardship of the planet, including addressing the challenge of our times, climate change. Had the pope stuck to the environmental message, it would have...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Defining “Faith” in America

November 14, 2017

“One nation, under God,” however you wish to define God, providing you believe unwaveringly. Today’s 3D Definition: Faith The Washington Post offers this headline of an article on a California congressman: “This lawmaker isn’t sure that God exists. Now, he’s finally decided to tell...

MLK Day: Do Not Despair, Act

January 16, 2017

America’s accomplishments on the road to equality should not make us complacent, says Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Just a few weeks after the historic March on Washington, which was led by Martin Luther King Jr. in 1963, saw nearly 200,000 people descend on the US capital to demand racial...

The Meaning and Taste of Thanksgiving

November 23, 2016

For one day in the year on Thanksgiving, Americans hope to renew a sense of “belonging” to a fading culture.  Once a year, on the fourth Thursday of November, Americans honor their imagined Puritan heritage, even if today only a tiny minority can trace their ancestry back to the...