Being a woman is not enough to win a woman’s vote
February 8, 2016
Just because Hillary Clinton would be the first woman President does not necessarily make her the right first woman. And bullying young women to support her solely because of her gender is a losing strategy. Pro-women women have changed since the trailblazing days of their mothers and grandmothers. Pro-women women are now Presidents and CEO’s, […]
Cross my heart and hope to die or cross my fingers and know I lie?
January 23, 2016
Sometimes the right hand and left know exactly what the other is doing Does your left hand know what your right hand is doing? Physiologically, yes. Organizationally, not always. When we encounter incongruent directives or conflicting information we often respond in exasperation that “the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing!” By this […]
Donald Trump is he or is he not a Presbyterian or Evangelical
December 15, 2015
Donald Trump says he’s a Presbyterian. The Presbyterian Church (USA) says he’s not. Who’s right? Curiously, Donald Trump is not the one asking what it means to be Presbyterian. The PCUSA is having that conversation about its own identity. The denomination’s online survey that is being used to discern the identity of the PCUSA, begins: […]
Fact checking faith: Who gets to define what it means to be Presbyterian?
October 29, 2015
Four times on Saturday in a speech in Jacksonville, Fla., Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump declared himself to be Presbyterian. Trump said, “Look, I don’t have to say it,” and then said, “I’m Presbyterian. Can you believe it? Nobody believes I’m Presbyterian.” Then, with increasingly emphatic speech, Trump declared, “I’m Presbyterian. I’m Presbyterian. I’m Presbyterian.” […]
The flags we fly and the banner under which we live
August 7, 2015
A French tourist visiting the Temple Mount in Jerusalem waved an Israeli flag and four Palestinians responded by beating him up. This is a story about provocation, retaliation and simmering hatred. Overt “religious” acts are prohibited on the Temple Mount because it is a disputed holy site to which both Jews and Muslims lay claim. […]