Healthy Apologetics

Fr. Jonathan Morris commented on Dr. Jack Kevorkian. Now he answers questions from his readers. Not all of his readers are tactful, or reasonable, or charitable. But he always is. “Coals of fire.” Fr. Jonathan gives us an example of how Christian apologetics should be done.

Jewish Emergent

At ReligionNews.com, a mention of Kavana, in Seattle, an “emergent” community in the Jewish tradition. Of course, J. Shawn Landres has been on top of this for quite some time, as in his article, The Emerging Spiritual Paradigm. See also S3K Working Group on Emergent Sacred Communities and Synablog.

When Man Interferes …

The 70s was the Era of Ecology. Some of those well-meaning souls thought they could help the oceans. Dump hundreds of thousands of old tires in the hopes that they’d create an artificial reef. Not only didn’t it work, but it caused more problems that weren’t foreseen. Now they’re having to bring 700,000 old tires…

Al Capone’s Taxes

They got Al Capone on tax evasion, even though we all know there were many other more serious crimes they could have gotten him for. A Baltimore priest is out, ostensibly because of his lavish lifestyle.

Prosecutorial Misconduct

Substitute teacher Julie Amero will get a new trial. She was convicted by a Connecticut court in January because–can you believe this?–the computer in her classroom was infected with spyware. See Rick Green’s articles in the Hartford Courant: January 30, March 25, May 18. Amero was new in the classroom and asked to have the…

Building on Strengths

Gallup did some research about how to motivate people and improve their workplace performance, and they discovered that you get more by building upon peoples’ strengths rather than focusing on correcting their weaknesses. Common sense, huh? That’s the approach I’ve taken in advocating for my son at special education meetings. But in reading this, I’ve…

Reading the Bible

The Bible is one of those books that is on lots of shelves, but little read. But is it that great a feat? A group of students in Colombia took turns reading it out loud, and finished it in 70 hours. Reading it silently, you can do it in 40 hours or less. Have you…