Stories tagged: Faith and Values
Sat., Nov. 17, 2018
I don’t have the post-election blues. It isn’t because all my candidates of choice won. Because they didn’t. And it’s not because the measures I voted for passed. Because not …
Sat., Nov. 10, 2018
The Bible relentlessly reminds us that, while mankind makes his choices, and wages his battles, and shouts his opinions, a sovereign God rules over it all. And incredibly, mysteriously, but …
Sat., Nov. 3, 2018
I’m often asked why I became a religion reporter.
Sat., Oct. 27, 2018
Self-examination requires we look deep and wide for our “better angels.” Resolve requires we listen courageously to those better angels.
Sat., Sept. 29, 2018
Earlier this month I spoke on a panel addressing racism and prejudices in our community. I had prepared a short talk on how I went from a child who didn’t …
Sat., Sept. 22, 2018
We don’t always know why another person is silent. Even when we do, our own silence is often the best gift we can offer another person.
Sun., Sept. 16, 2018
There are some things better left unsaid in marriage, or at least said differently than those first words out of our mouths. If you don’t believe me, search, ‘things never …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 6:52 p.m.
Do you need new rules of engagement?
Sat., Sept. 1, 2018
I’m many things, but patient isn’t one of them.
Sat., Aug. 18, 2018
Four times a month, community columnists weigh in on matters of faith and values. The Faith and Values column appears Saturday and features retired Methodist minister Paul Graves, of Sandpoint; …
Sat., Aug. 4, 2018
E-mails have started to trickle back into my inbox from students and colleagues, signaling the end of summer and the beginning of another semester at Gonzaga University. In just a …
Sat., July 28, 2018
I’m sick and fatigued nearly to the point of despair – only nearly! – by the divides we must navigate over matters political and religious, especially when they combine into …
Sun., July 15, 2018
I sat down with an elder recently, a wise man who has seen a lot of life and who has learned deeply from his experience. The man was one of …
Sat., July 7, 2018
They are poor, repressed and increasingly the target of political and social antagonism. Yet Christians there remain hopeful, kind and joyful. Barely a hint of pessimism, anger or self-pity soils …
Sun., July 1, 2018
Lately, I’ve found myself becoming protective of the people and culture I’ve left behind.
Sat., June 23, 2018
For many people, June is Graduation Month. Our spiritual journeys can reflect a similar range of possibilities.
Sun., June 17, 2018
Vulgarity is no substitute for wit. The Dowager Countess on “Downton Abbey” had it right.
UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018, 2:43 p.m.
Are you ever puzzled? I find myself puzzled most every day. It’s usually because I don’t seem to find the right truth-piece(s) to fit into the larger Truth Puzzle I …
Sun., May 13, 2018
Lately it seems examples of courage are swirling all around us. Tarana Burke, who spoke not so long ago at Gonzaga, has become a celebrated activist for starting the “Me …
Sun., April 29, 2018
Lately it seems examples of courage are swirling all around us.
UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 8:32 p.m.
There is no shortage of in memoria for the passing of the physicist Stephen Hawking, who died March 14 in his home in Cambridge, England, at age 76.
Sun., April 1, 2018
My view of Easter has been expanded by the radical hospitality of God’s outrageous sense of humor.
Sat., March 17, 2018
The families we are born into aren’t perfect and like any relationship, they take work.
Sun., March 4, 2018
Buddha’s teachings include a vast array of methods for working with our minds. However, if your mental illness – like any illness – is not treated by appropriate mental health …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 9:46 p.m.
The collective heart of our nation seems split in two. Part of our heart seems callous, hardened, wild with fear, bizarrely ready to lash out at perpetrators and victims alike. …
Sat., Feb. 10, 2018
Faith in values is a regular Saturday column dealing with spiritual and moral issues of concern to our community.
Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 4:13 p.m.
I’m beginning to think either I’m getting old or I’ve been living under a rock, but apparently I missed the obituary for the age-old adage, “We need to disagree without …
Sun., Jan. 28, 2018
I’m at the stage in life where many of my friends have become new parents. Their Facebook feed is dominated by photos of the little one – playing in the …
Sat., Jan. 27, 2018
The Tower of Babel story (Genesis 11:1-9) has been interpreted in a number of ways over the centuries. I became aware of a new (to me) interpretation in the Nov. …
Sat., Jan. 13, 2018
Please, let’s hold our applause. For Oprah, I mean.