Religion

More Popular Than Jesus

It’s just over 51 years ago (March 4, 1966) that John Lennon made the observation, based on the attendance at church in England and…

A Program, Not a Magic Trick

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if religion magically made all your problems disappear? That’s what some people think it is! And when it doesn’t work…

THE RABBI IS IN

Ossified. That’s the problem with religion these days; and “spirituality” easily slips into line with religion, our beliefs becoming fixed, staid, musty … ossified. It’s…

Leadership Redefined

David Brooks tells the Civil War story of Colonel Robert McAllister, determined to “improve the moral fiber of his men”. A Presbyterian, McAllister did…

Tired of Doing What is Good

Sometimes religion is accused of keeping people busy: Go to church. Attend the meeting. Volunteer for X, Y and Z. Give money. Go to…