Apostles’ Creed: Conceived by the Holy Spirit

"I believe in Jesus Christ... who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. —The Apostles' CreedLuke sets up the story of Jesus' conception in the first chapter:God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a village in Galilee, to a virgin named Mary. She was engaged to be ... Continue reading

Lost in a moral fog, Part 2

Back in the early Pleistocene era when I was a lad, road crews would mark out construction zones with bowling-ball sized canisters filled with kerosene and topped by a large wick. When lit with a match, they would burn all night long, warning motorists away from broken pavement.I grew up with ... Continue reading

They call me Trinity

The divine Trinity — "Father, Son and Holy Spirit" — could also be known as "Mother, Child and Womb" or "Rock, Redeemer, Friend" at some Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) services under an action Monday by the church's national assembly.... A panel that worked on the issue since 2000 said the ... Continue reading

You’ve got a friend

When you're down and troubled and you need a helping hand, and nothing, oh nothing is going right... Winter, spring, summer or fall, all you have to do is call, and I'll be there... You've got a friend. —Carole King A railroad runs through North Carolina State University. As a student, one of my ... Continue reading