Heart of Glass

Over the past few months, I’ve been following the story of the sale of the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California, and the ensuing downfall of Robert Schuller, the pastor who founded the church. The building, designed by Philip Johnson, an architect known for his love of glass construction, is a...

Suddenly, I Was Crying.

On Wednesday, I visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. I expected to be awed, wowed and even moved. But I never anticipated tears. The line to visit the site of Christ’s crucifixion was long, and the guide of our small tour group initially stated that we would have to stand back and...

A Little Surprise, A Little Smile

It’s a sunny day here in late-winter Michigan. The water from yesterday’s rainfall had formed a little lake in the street outside my house. Time to clean out the city storm sewer drain of all the winter debris, most accurately described as “gunk,” which is blocking the water from the drain. It’s...

The Good Ol’ Boys?

Though we’re still 8 years shy of the centenary of women’s right to vote, a lot has changed. No candidate, male or female, Republican or Democrat, can hope to win elected office without winning over a few women. While women have historically sided with the Democrats (like the rest of the poor),...

Traveling with Jesus

My upcoming work trip to LA got me thinking—how can we keep Christ with us (in our hearts and minds) while traveling? Even though several of my coworkers and I will be heading to the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress March 22-25 (where I will be absorbed in all things Catholic with easy access to...

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