As my students and I discussed Herman Melville‘s “Benito Cereno” the text on Friday, many of them wept.
Monday afternoon, I challenged Christians with the following words: I hope you vote wisely and thoughtfully tomorrow, but please, don’t buy into the idolatrous lie that your future hangs in[…]
It’s Wednesday morning, and Mitt Romney has conceded the election to President Barack Obama. That means there are several million disappointed people this morning, and several million very happy people. Where[…]
Ben Bartlett gives us perspective and helps us to cope with these (not so?) troubling economic times.
In this particular political season, I don’t know many people who are outright uninterested in the presidential race. The opinions on both sides of the aisle are many, and the stakes are incredibly high. A combination of fascination and frustration grips most of us as the race drags on and seems to take all sorts of odd twists and turns. In short, this whole politics thing is getting crazy these days.
Christmas is, “in the air,” for a longer period each year. This time around, I started hearing Christmas songs before Thanksgiving week! However, even Christmas cannot compare to the length of time we spend talking about politics, especially in a presidential election year.