(RNS) I understand why my reader wants her religious readings to take a break from “I can’t breathe” protests. But reality is what it is. And if we can’t bear to see reality, what relationship can we possibly have with God?
Author Archives: Tom Ehrich
(RNS) If I could wish anything for our troubled nation in these fractious times, it would be greater self-understanding. Not in the sense of narcissistic self-obsession, but in knowing what lies beneath our fervent feelings.
(RNS) We aren’t to be custodians of nostalgia or sacred custom. We are to respond boldly when God says, “See, I am making all things new.”
(RNS) Maybe it’s good that commerce has declared its independence from religion and decorum. That clears the way for faith to have its parallel season — not in competition with commerce, but as the deeper reality that commerce can never attain.
(RNS) How could the midterm election have turned out this way? The reason that touches my world is the collapse of progressive Christianity as a teacher of civic virtues.
(RNS) Want to pander to the wealthy, or huddle in armed camps and demonize others? That is your right. But you don’t get to call it “Christian.”
(RNS) God isn’t causing Ebola to spread through western Africa as some sort of punishment for the people there, or to come to these shores as some punishment of us. Diseases happen.