Day: May 13, 2008

Wounds of war

…with an increasing number of troops being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, the modern military is debating an idea Gen. Washington never considered — awarding one of the nation’s top military citations to veterans with psychological wounds, not just physical ones.

Read More »

Priest to sing at Phillies game

Now that he’s on the brink of realizing one fantasy, Allen has concocted another. “I’m hoping the Phillies not only win, but that they pitch a no-hitter,” he says. “And I’m hoping the owners are so impressed that they ask: ‘Who was that fat, bald priest who sang the national anthem?’

Read More »

Who pays for Polly?

The other day, I did the funeral of a woman I’ll call Polly. She lived alone, worked as a cashier in a gas-station/variety store 50 to 60 hours per week saving $5 here and $20 there to “pay off” the bills she carried after a being hospitalized for a seizure. As far as we can tell, her care was very good. Care was not the problem. The problem was that she was never going to pay her bills in anything like a normal lifetime.

Read More »

Opening day

To understand Luke’s Pentecost it is necessary to understand that the gospel doesn’t just go to the ends of the earth; the ends of the earth are present from the very first day. There is no secondhand, third-hand or fourth-hand faith.

Read More »

New violence against Anglicans in Zimbabwe

State sponsored violence against members of the Anglican Church reached new levels over the weekend as police in different parts of Harare gatecrashed church services and beat up parishioners loyal to new bishop Sebastian Bakare.

Read More »