June 23, 2022
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The Unfathomable Silence of the Shepherds

The Shepherd metaphor is one of the clearest and most vivid in all of Scripture and not surprisingly was adopted by the Church and used for millennia to describe the relationship of its bishops with its people. The Bible is filled with references to...

The Failure of American Leadership

Given all the difficulties America has experienced during the Covid19 Pandemic, the last thing we needed was a failure of leadership. Alas, that is what we have gotten. That failure has been mainly in government, but also in journalism, social...

Regarding Good Leadership

Many years ago, I read an article written by a pastor of a Christian church. In the article, the minister told the story of the time he was leading a funeral procession from the church to the cemetery. In that funeral procession, the minister was...

The Blame Game

It’s easier to point at others than at ourselves. If you doubt me, try this—extend your arm and point straight ahead. Now turn your hand and point at yourself. The difficulty is not just anatomical; it’s also psychological, a fact increasingly...

True Leadership

On January 30, 1933, Adolf Hitler was elected chancellor of Germany. Judging from the perspective of history, it is a perfect example that democratic elections do not always guarantee good government. Two days later, twenty-six-year-old Dietrich...

The Queen Of Chutzpah?

Chutzpah is a Yiddish word for which there is no English equivalent. The dictionary definition is “shameless audacity or impudence.” But Leo Rosten’s illustrative definition is more interesting. Chutzpah, he suggests, is “ that quality enshrined in...

The Fraudulent President?

Historian Paul Johnson wrote this about the President: “. . . the media did everything in its power to build up and sustain the beatific myth of [the President] . . . the media protected him, suppressed what it knew to be the truth about him, and if...

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