PBS on the Inquisition

Bill Donohue is upset at PBS for airing “The Secret Files of the Inquisition.” Donohue doesn’t comment on the fact that this docudrama is based on case files released by the Vatican starting in 1998. It dramatizes select stories based on those detailed records. I won’t be able to watch it tonight, but would be…

Post College Connections

Walla Walla College has a new program, Beyond WWC, aimed at helping students reconnect with local churches after they graduate from college. This is critical. We need to help young adults transition from youth ministry to involvement in campus ministry; their home church needs to stay in touch with them while they are away at…

Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!

Herod the Great’s tomb has been found in the ruins of the Herodium. Like many royal tombs of the ancient world, it was desecrated not terribly long after his death. A monument to his glory became a monument instead to his humanity–“for dust you are, and to dust you shall return.” Nothing beside remains. Round…