Is the Church political?

"The most interesting, creative, political solutions we Christians have to offer our troubled society are not new laws, advice to Congress, or increased funding for social programs – although we may find ourselves supporting such national efforts. The most creative social strategy we have to offer ... Continue reading

The politics of toothaches

A couple of days into my recent trip to Mexico I developed a toothache. Not a please shoot me now! toothache, but the sort that makes you start avoiding one side of your mouth, like that neighborhood you stay out of after dark because it'll be trouble. I could tell this was going to be an ... Continue reading

The politics of power

I'm a card-carrying Democrat. I'll pause here for a moment while you regain your composure. Just put your head between your knees, breathe deeply, and in a few minutes the room will stop spinning. There, feel better? No? Let me explain myself briefly before moving on to the actual point of ... Continue reading