December 15, 2018

All Essays

The U.S. Border Disaster

Whomever set this quote “caravan” up should be held criminally accountable and legally responsible for the sickness, death, and economic chaos that will follow. No one doubts the violence and poverty that these ill-prepared and ill-equipped migrants...

Our Place in His Kingdom

There is something very peculiar, unique actually, about the Gospel passage (John 18:33-37) given us on this final Sunday of the liturgical year: the dialogue between Pilate and Jesus. On this Sunday, as we do every year, we honor Christ as King of...

Celebrating Thanksgiving

Special days of thanksgiving existed in earlier cultures, including Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and ancient Jewish, yet we Americans are more familiar with the ones that occurred several hundred years ago in Florida, Virginia, and most notably Plymouth...

Crocodile Tears for the Constitution

“It does violence to the Constitution and the vision of our founders to appoint such a person in such a manner to be the chief legal officer in our country.”—Nancy Pelosi. In the above quotation, Pelosi is referring to President Trump’s appointment...

The Wise

Without fail, from time to time, at least since about the year 1000 AD, self-appointed prophets of doom have predicted the imminent end of the world. Those who are more easily affected by predictions of doom lose the last shreds of their peace of...

Rediscovering Humility

In a recent essay I traced the problem of divisiveness in modern America to our culture’s overemphasis on SELF—notably self-esteem and self-actualization—and suggested that the solution lies in renewed appreciation of the virtue of humility...