January marked the 50th anniversary of my brother Dennis’s death. The sheer volume of days, months, and years is staggering. But it’s more than that. I’m amazed that after five decades, the dull ache of loss persists.
Pres House, on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, shows what a denomination can do when it focuses on the resources it has, rather than worrying about what it doesn’t have, according to Rev. Mark Elsdon.
Barraged by hundreds of sex-abuse lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday in hopes of working out a potentially mammoth victim compensation plan that will allow the 110-year-old organization to carry on.
For many preachers, it can be a challenge to preach each Sunday from the Common Lectionary rather than simply use their favorite passages of the Bible. I had to wonder what conservative preachers did with last Sunday’s reading from the Prophet Isaiah.
For the past 25 years, the number of Americans claiming no religion has steadily ballooned as more and more people quit church, synagogue or mosque and openly acknowledged being a “none.” But that growth may be leveling off.
“I have learned it is not all about the game," says former SEMO Redhawk Zach Hall. "The game is a blessing itself. There is so much more I can do outside of football that can affect others and the community,”