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COMMENTARY: There Are Still Reasons to Mourn Martin Luther King Jr.

By RNS Blog Editor — January 1, 2000
c. 2000 Religion News Service (The Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy is the executive director of the Interfaith Alliance in Washington, D.C., and pastor of preaching at Northminster Baptist Church in Monroe, La.) UNDATED _ As if it were yesterday, I remember the day that Martin Luther King Jr. died, the victim of a gunshot […]

COMMENTARY: Daddy’s Little Girls

By RNS Blog Editor — January 1, 2000
c. 2000 Religion News Service (Samuel K. Atchison is an ordained minister and has worked as a policy analyst and social worker to the homeless. He currently is a prison chaplain in Trenton, N.J.) (UNDATED) In the remake of the movie classic “Father of the Bride,” the title character, played by Steve Martin, is forced […]

COMMENTARY: Preaching

By RNS Blog Editor — January 1, 2000
c. 2000 Religion News Service (Tom Ehrich is a writer and computer consultant, managing large-scale database implementations. An Episcopal priest, he lives in Durham, N.C.) (UNDATED) Back home after 17 days in Spain and 21 hours of travel, I greeted my wife and youngest son at the airport, was delighted to find my oldest son […]

COMMENTARY: The Problem of “Big Religion’’

By RNS Blog Editor — January 1, 2000
c. 2000 Religion News Service (Samuel K. Atchison is an ordained minister and has worked as a policy analyst and social worker to the homeless. He currently is a prison chaplain in Trenton, N.J., and a fellow of the George H. Gallup International Institute in Princeton, N.J.) (UNDATED) In his 1991 book, “Reflections of an […]

COMMENTARY: Choices

By RNS Blog Editor — January 1, 2000
c. 2000 Religion News Service (Tom Ehrich is a writer and computer consultant, managing large-scale database implementations. An Episcopal priest, he lives in Durham, N.C.) (UNDATED) On the drive to work, I push the radio button for classical music and come across Beethoven’s “Fur Elise,” whose every note I recognize from listening to others take […]

COMMENTARY: The Problem of Wanting One More Thing

By RNS Blog Editor — January 1, 2000
c. 2000 Religion News Service (Les Kaye is the abbot of Kannon Do Zen Meditation Center in Mountain View, California and author of “Zen at Work” (Random House, 1997). He can be reached at medatwork(at)aol.com. He wrote this article for Religion News Service.) (UNDATED) Describing his recent visit to Scotland, a friend explained how he […]

COMMENTARY: A Neutral Site

By RNS Blog Editor — January 1, 2000
c. 2000 Religion News Service (The Rev. Robert Edgar is general secretary of the National Council of Churches.) UNDATED _ When Sister Jeanne O’Laughlin offered her home as a”neutral meeting place”for Elian Gonzalez’s visit with his grandmothers last month, I was delighted. I was equally disappointed when that meeting place proved to be far from […]

COMMENTARY: The Habits That Lead to Trouble

By RNS Blog Editor — January 1, 2000
c. 2000 Religion News Service (Samuel K. Atchison is an ordained minister and has worked as a policy analyst and social worker to the homeless. He currently is a prison chaplain in Trenton, N.J.) (UNDATED) The older I get the more I appreciate an insight given me by my father when I was a young […]

COMMENTARY: Flooding Florida

By RNS Blog Editor — January 1, 2000
c. 2000 Religion News Service (Tom Ehrich is a writer and computer consultant, managing large-scale database implementations. An Episcopal priest, he lives in Durham, N.C.) (UNDATED) Before anyone knew the word “chad,” agents for the presidential candidates flooded into the beleaguered Sunshine State. First came two former secretaries of state, a nice pairing of equally […]

COMMENTARY: Tied Hands: The Tragic Death of Gary Graham

By RNS Blog Editor — January 1, 2000
c. 2000 Religion News Service (Samuel K. Atchison is an ordained minister and has worked as a policy analyst and social worker to the homeless. He currently is a prison chaplain in Trenton, N.J., and a fellow of the George H. Gallup International Institute in Princeton, N.J.) (UNDATED) Like much of the nation, I sat […]

COMMENTARY: The Danger of Singing

By RNS Blog Editor — January 1, 2000
c. 2000 Religion News Service (Tom Ehrich is a writer and computer consultant, managing large-scale database implementations. An Episcopal priest, he lives in Durham, N.C.) (UNDATED) Please write about “the joy of singing,” asks a church musician. He leads music in a congregation that refuses to sing. They have a long history of “the choir […]

COMMENTARY: The Cave

By RNS Blog Editor — January 1, 2000
c. 2000 Religion News Service (Les Kaye spent over 30 years in the high-tech corporate world. He is currently the abbot of Kannon Do Zen Meditation Center in Mountain View, Calif., and author of “Zen at Work” (Random House). He can be reached at medatwork(at)aol.com.) (UNDATED) A disturbing but thoughtful portrayal of how the thinking […]

COMMENTARY: Trusting Knowledge

By RNS Blog Editor — January 1, 2000
c. 2000 Religion News Service (Tom Ehrich is a writer and a computer consultant managing large-scale database implementations. An Episcopal priest, he lives in Durham, N.C.) (UNDATED) The leading edge may be an exciting place to live, but it is a bewildering place to try to comprehend history. Witness Monday’s (June 26) announcement that scientists […]

COMMENTARY: African-Americans Need Self-Affirmation

By RNS Blog Editor — January 1, 2000
c. 2000 Religion News Service (Samuel K. Atchison is an ordained minister and has worked as a policy analyst and social worker to the homeless. He currently is a prison chaplain in Trenton, N.J., and a fellow of the George H. Gallup International Institute in Princeton, N.J.) (UNDATED) In the pre-rap era of the early […]

COMMENTARY: Crow and Consequences

By RNS Blog Editor — January 1, 2000
c. 2000 Religion News Service (Tom Ehrich is a writer and computer consultant, managing large-scale database implementations. An Episcopal priest, he lives in Durham, N.C.) (UNDATED) Crow is the preferred diet in North Carolina this week. Or so hope University of North Carolina basketball players and their most diehard fans. The Tar Heels had just […]
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