Church, don’t be afraid. Be informed.

Religion is declining in its influence in America according to nearly three quarters of those surveyed in a recent Pew Research poll, and most of those thought that was a bad thing. Nearly half of those surveyed indicated that churches and houses of worship should express their views on social and political issues, and a […]

Confusing “innate” behavior with “willful” behavior–it always gets cruel

(A speech given to a men’s group at the Abilene Country Club, October 14, 2014) About two years ago my electric circular saw crapped out. It wasn’t the motor. I had bumped it and dropped it enough to bend the frame used for guiding it, and I could no longer cut straight with it. I […]