Day: September 16, 2011

Against abortion and for the death penalty?

How can Republican presidential candidate and Texas governor Rick Perry be at once fervently against abortion and equally in favor of the death penalty? The polls say the view is more common than you might think. The Washington Post gathered a panel of writers to ponder the question.

An Old Aphorism

There is an old saying that I have ambivalent feelings about: “Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.”

Making vows

Kate Soles describes her struggle as she and her partner prepared to stand in front of their congregation at the baptism of their child.