Taguba Speaks

Seymour Hirsh reports how the Bush Administration treated an American hero, MG Antonio M. Taguba, who conducted the thorough report on the torture of enemy prisoners of war by American soldiers at Abu Ghraib. Taguba acted with honor, did as thorough a job as he could under the military’s constraints, while the Bush people lied…

The Scala Santa

CNS story: Scala Santa chapel: Under the soot and grime, a visual treasure. This is about a renovation of the chapel at the top of the Scala Santa, the stairs said to have been part of Pilate’s palace, said to have been climbed by Jesus during his passion, said to have been transported by Helena…

A Twitch upon the Thread

[Sermon I preached June 16, 2007, at the Houston International Seventh-day Adventist Church.] This moment has been a long time coming.For nine years my wife and kids attended this church without me. I came a handful of times—and I usually didn’t say much. Many of you were surprised when I started attending regularly at the…