Barack and the Borg

(Originally printed in the Fall 2009 Issue of the MCOI Journal) A Historic Election The 56th Presidential Election on November 4, 2008 wit­nessed the first time in our history an African-American was chosen to occupy the office of President of the United States of America. For many, this looked like a demonstration that we are a post-racial nation. Are we though? Actually, we would sub­mit that most of us passed into post-racialism a long time … Continue reading

Freedom and Conscience

. . . Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders . . . (1 Thess. 4:11-12) These words written by Paul to the Thessalonians are ringing strange in our ears. This sounds more like a description of the Amish than mainstream Christianity. Yes, I am taking … Continue reading