The Bright Side of an Unchristian Nation

An unchristian nation I have never subscribed to the view that the United States is a Christian nation. It isn’t now, and I submit it never was. It’s true that many of the founders were...

/ July 24, 2013

‘Animals Inside Out’ and 10 Facts About the Way Their Bodies Work

You have probably heard of the “Body Worlds” exhibit that travels from museum to museum around the world. If you haven’t, here’s the gist: Cadavers have been stripped of skin to reveal what goes on...

/ July 23, 2013

Audio evidence from the Zimmerman trial for the death of Trayvon Martin

The trial of George Zimmerman, accused in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin, has once again lifted debates of race relations, gun policy and the legitimacy of state laws to the highest levels in...

/ July 22, 2013

A Public Faith

This morning, Park Community Church in Chicago held a public baptism of 103 of its members in the waters of Lake Michigan. The event drew perhaps 500 spectators, mostly church congregants, at 7:00 a.m. to...

/ July 22, 2013

Pakistan, Baseball, and Joe Biden

“Malala’s forgotten sisters” is a piece in Foreign Policy that made me want to go to Pakistan and do something, anything, about the abuse and forced marriages of the country’s daughters. Seventy percent of Pakistani girls are...

/ July 21, 2013

Don’t Boycott ‘Rolling Stone’

The magazine unleashed hellfire by slapping Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (Rolling Stone identifies him as Jahar), on its cover. In addition to public outrage, especially from Bostonians, big name businesses like CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid...

/ July 20, 2013