Addressing Racism

The horrors of an event like the shooting in Charleston bring overt racism to the surface in a way that many of us do not experience in our everyday lives. To read what the shooter thought of African-Americans and his proposed “solutions” is chilling and would...

Rebuilding Trust

This annual conference season in our church reminds us how important trust is to the healthy functioning of The United Methodist Church. To pick just one example, we trust the Annual Conference Board of Ordained Ministry to examine candidates for ordination and...

The Fault in Our Genes

It had to happen, sooner or later. We now find out that, according to an article by Richard A. Friedman in the New York Times, the tendency toward infidelity in some men and women is based on a genetic condition. Friedman states, “We have long known that men have a...