Stories tagged: Faith and Values
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.
Sat., Dec. 30, 2017
Our national leaders, many of them public Christians, have just enacted legislation that amounts to the opposite of a Jubilee, concentrating more wealth among the wealthy and increasing the financial …
Sat., Dec. 16, 2017
People should be proud of who they are, but it can be hard when they keep getting turned away.
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017
Q: It seems to me that if anyone has a right and a reason for protesting and marching in the streets (it) is the Jewish people, considering all the horrible …
Sat., Nov. 25, 2017
In September, I wrote a letter to our grandkids encouraging them to not stay in the spiritual shallows. They have more control there, but they experience less of what life …
Sat., Nov. 11, 2017
I hope Sunday’s news astounds you. No, I don’t mean last Sunday’s news, set to this all-too-familiar cadence by the New York Times: “A gunman clad in all black, with …
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017
Perhaps #MeToo is the result of 5 million women marching in January this year saying they’d had enough. We’re done being silent; done laughing it off; done pretending it hasn’t …