(RNS) The disconnect between what Congress wants to do and what the nation needs done is vast and bizarre.
Author Archives: Tom Ehrich
(RNS) Many people gave in to their worst instincts in 2014, and it merely left us all gasping and gagging.
(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?
(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.