As long as Tibetans are reduced to second-class citizens in their own homeland, there will be resistance to Chinese rule. Finding a lasting solution to the Tibet question, on the other hand, would improve China’s image in the eyes of the world and help protect its territorial integrity and sovereignty.
Day: August 17, 2011
The top 20 percent of Americans now holds 84 percent of U.S. wealth. Should there be a Christian response to this fact?
“we drive recklessly, inconsiderately, aggressively … because deep down we are angry and so the appalling carnage on our roads during the holidays … [these] horrendous statistics we just accept.”
In this season of Congressional recess, family trips and controversy over whether or not President Obama should take a vacation, why does rest matter? Is vacation spiritual?
In our system, it is the government that is charged by the Constitution to “form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty.” That is a worthy cause.
I learned soon after my arrival that my primary job as a young, inexperienced, overly enthusiastic pastoral leader was to help the congregation come to terms with the idea that change could be good.
Where is the voice of the Churches today? Where is a rebuke to those who would hoard wealth out of covetousness and greed and exploit those with less or nothing for more gain? These who cry socialism for funding a school or supporting the aged without means, but who receive all sorts of government handouts in the form of tax breaks, loopholes, and incentives for themselves?