SEWANEE, Tenn. (RNS) Adaptation is how a bitter and broken South survived its own worst instincts after the Civil War. But now the dream has receded.
Author Archives: Tom Ehrich
(RNS) We need both: physical presence and online presence. That’s what will change the Christian enterprise.
RNS) Businesses fail every day. So do films, industrial parks, hospitals, churches, and marriages. No enterprise can survive getting too comfortable. Serenity comes from living on the edge, in constant transformation.
(RNS) Right-wing zealots aren’t people of honor. They are mean-spirited thugs. Their scorched-earth campaign isn’t about a theory of government but rather contempt and nihilism.
(RNS) In the modern global connectedness, our future depends on making our way through a minefield of things we don’t understand and can’t reduce to crime-drama simplicity.
HODGDON ISLAND, Maine (RNS) For our three-night sojourn in coastal Maine, far from crowds and constructive work, we stayed at a lovely bed-and-breakfast called the Hodgdon Island Inn. As a frequent traveler accustomed to anonymity, I welcome the opportunity to chat with other guests.
(RNS) Our consumer economy does not want to allow us to move beyond the shallow and self-centered and to attain maturity, perspective, wisdom, and that most holy of virtues: giving up one’s own needs for the good of the other.
(RNS) When the government lies, it breaks its covenant with the people, and risks chaos worse than any terrorist could imagine.
(RNS) Snooping undermines the civil liberties that make the United States of America what it is.