Christendom’s Last Gasp

Why Aren’t People Interested in Church Anymore? If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably noticed that fewer people are attending church these days.  Most (not all, but certainly most) of our churches have fewer people on a Sunday morning than five years ago.  Probably less than we had just twelve months ago! Why is that?…

Personal Rights and the Common Good

Let me ask you a question. What’s more important, my personal rights or the common good? We could put it in more specific terms. What’s more important: My right to bear arms or the safety of school children who are often the targets of mass shootings? My right to not wear a mask or the…

A Lament for 2020

I’m a white male.  What that means is that I’m a person for whom neither the color of my skin nor my gender have ever been an obstacle.  I’ve had other obstacles, but not those. And so there’s a part of me that feels unqualified to speak into the current moment.  I can’t fully understand…