Hospice, Not a Hospital

Today’s post ran in the local paper where I live. I adapted it from a post that appeared on The Voice of One last year.  *** Last year, I read Pope Francis’s encyclical, “Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home.” In it, the Pope lays out his views “on the environment and human ecology.”…

Hospice, not a Hospital

As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been reading Pope Francis’s Papal Encyclical, “Care for Our Common Home.”  The Pope focuses a lot of attention on curbing human problems–especially climate change and poverty–through public policy shifts.  He is certainly not alone in this.  It is not unusual to hear Christians calling for systemic shifts…

The Cut Flower of Creation

Photo by Carrie McKamey Recently, a friend asked me to read Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si: On Care of Our Common Home.  In it, the Pope lays out his views “on the environment and human ecology.”  A great deal of the discussion centers on human-caused climate change.  Pope Francis intricately explores the environmental and social ramifications…

Buddha, Bahaullah, & the Other Jesus-es

“But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you.  They will bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, and will bring swift destruction on themselves.  […]  They have eyes full of adultery and are always looking for sin.  They seduce unstable people…

The Aramaic Civil Liberties Union…?

Recently, I attended anti-harassment training for work.  As in years past, I left feeling conflicted.  On the one hand, I see the need to legally protect people, especially those who are weak or socially disadvantaged.  This is biblical (James 1:27; 2:5-7).  On the other hand, I am concerned that 1) we are an increasingly offended…