Jeremy Bell, general secretary of the North American Baptist Fellowship, recalls a quote from Thomas Paine that is applicable today.
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Women are becoming increasingly involved in financial decisions for their households, according to a recent article. “The female half, once limited to such weighty matters as grocery spending, is now an equal partner in long-term financial decisions such as mortgages, investments, and estate planning,” wrote Joan Raymond, in the July issue of American Demographics. Women […]Read More
The proliferation of choice was the focus of the August-September issue of Civilization, the magazine of the Library of Congress. Former Department of Labor Secretary Robert B. Reich asked, “Can there be such a thing as too much choice?” Articles by Reich, Nelson W. Aldrich Jr. and Martha Minow questioned the proliferation of choice and […]Read More
We live in a day when many want to post the Ten Commandments. Now, the prospect of a candidate taking the Fourth Commandment seriously, wanting to “remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy” (Ex 20:8), has pundits questioning his commitment to the national interest. So far, the pressing question among the “talking heads” seems […]Read More
Yes, the pastor is a vital part of the church as preacher, teacher, leader, guide, counselor and representative. In some traditions and some congregations, he or she is more dominant than in others. Not caught by architecture awesome or awful, not by landscaping lovely or lacking, not by a provocative sermon title or an impressive […]Read More
Anti-Semitic comments have swept over the Internet since the announcement of Senator Joseph Lieberman to the Democratic ticket. And anti-Semitic remarks made in a radio interview by NAACP Dallas chapter president Lee Alcorn resulted in Alcorn’s indefinite suspension. Lieberman (D-Conn) was named the vice-presidential nominee to the Democratic party August 7. He is the first […]Read More