Usually, I am pleased to see friends appear on TV or in the newspapers. But whenever I see my friend Imam Qari Asim in the media my heart sinks a little.
Column by: The Rev. Dwight D. Andrews In the vibrant and idyllic environment of Chautauqua, it is tempting to bask…
Guest column by The Rev. Katharine Henderson There is an old compounding principle, which tells us that if a 20-year-old smartly…
Everyone knows that, to get ahead in life, to climb the corporate ladder and become successful in whatever you’ve set your sights, there are certain things you must do. You need an impressive resume or portfolio indicating that you have the right credentials. It also helps to network and connect with the folks who can help get you to where you are trying to go. As my father was fond of saying, “It’s not always what you know but who you know!”
I was leading a meeting with all of the vice presidents of our seminary, but I could think about only one thing — my teenagers. My wife and I had been up late the previous night having the “these are our values talk” with one of them. Again.
What do you say to a friend who tells you that your job loss is part of God’s special plan for your life? Or, if it is stage three cervical cancer that is causing you to lie awake worrying at night, how do you respond to that well-intentioned soul who wants you to believe that God has a reason for everything?
The liberation theologian Gustavo Gutierrez once observed: “We should not begin with simply doing theological reflection and writing. We should begin with a political commitment to the poor and the needy.”
Theology should arise out of our own personal commitment to justice and equity. Anyone doing theological reflection whether in the form of classroom teaching, pulpit preaching or writing books or articles must do so with that challenge in mind.