(RNS) In July 1776, 56 brave men signed a Declaration of Independence and pledged everything — their “lives, fortunes and sacred honor” — to freedom and democracy. They set aside “I” and paid dearly for it.
Author Archives: Tom Ehrich
(RNS) Churches die for many reasons, from bad leadership decisions to bad luck to poor execution of programs and ideas. One reason they die is ingratitude.
(RNS) On any issue, the teachings and actions of Jesus are more radical, more revolutionary and more disruptive than anything imagined by the right wing, or the left wing for that matter.
(RNS) In the aftermath of the Santa Barbara shooting and the disturbing misogynistic testimonial left by the shooter, many women are demanding an end to “white male entitlement” and to physical abuse.
(RNS) This pervasive agenda isn’t just about winning elections. It is about ushering in a new era of division and repression, in which American citizens fundamentally distrust and loathe each other and thus are easily manipulated.
(RNS) The legal calculation is that he won’t get caught. The moral calculation is that not a single one of the people around him matters at all.
(RNS) How can a 60-year-old Supreme Court decision still be shaping religious life in America? It’s because race still divides us.
(RNS) In a free market, compensation would be tied to results, not to accumulated wealth. Instead, we see no linkage to results; it’s just insiders taking what they can. It’s a polite form of thuggery.
SAN ANSELMO, Calif. (RNS) Innovation only makes sense when we recognize the broken, see the failure and our part in it.