“The Cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be.” Thus runs one of the most concise statements of the materialism that is at the heart of modernity. With this proposition, Carl Sagan began a …Read more
Only a fraction of the Church’s potential is being utilized for the task of bearing witness “to the love, grace, mercy, and truth of Christ.” By analogy, today’s Church is like the basketball team that leaves its center and …Read more
The numerous discussions surrounding the recent election of Pope Francis have been quite telling. Would the new pope come from Europe or possibly from Africa or the Americas? What about internal Vatican politics—the “curia cardinals” vs. the “reformists”?…Read more
“I don’t think we have to worry about youth. What we have to worry about is the church.”
When these word were penned in 1970, the “sixties counterculture” was in full bloom. LSD trips, free love, anti-Vietnam …Read more
Commenting on the state of sermons coming from contemporary pulpits is a risky business—especially if you’re not part of the preaching guild.
Like lots of people in the pews, many pastors have theoretical commitments to doctrines that never get …Read more
Will our children grow up to believe in Jesus Christ? Will they live according to the Christian faith? Or, will they “disengage” from church along with others in the 80-percent who currently drop out between high school and …Read more