My Lifeway Memory: Doing Church of God Business in a Baptist Bookstore

The news that Lifeway Christian Stores will all close brought back a memory of something that happened in one of them that was, in some ways, life altering. In 2010 the Church of God decided to abolish the Department of Lay Ministries, which I was working for at the time.  That left me without a job …

Meritocracy? What Meritocracy? Just Pay the Money!

It's pretty sad out there: What many are calling the worst admissions scandal in higher education emerged Tuesday, with federal authorities announcing 50 indictments in a scheme that allegedly involved faux athletes, coaches who could be bribed, cheating on the SAT and ACT, million-dollar bribes and "guarantees" that certain applicants would be admitted to highly …

The Limitations of “Trad” Catholicism

To be Roman Catholic these days is an unenviable business, especially if you're aware of what's going on in the Catholic Church (and many Catholics, sad to say, are not.)  It's easy to comment on what's happening, but what really matters is how one plans to fix the problems that face the Church. Let's start …

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