Chat it up with people… what a difference

My greatest example of the magic of trivial conversation came from my late father. He was named “funniest-friendliest person” by the local newspaper in the small Texas county I was born in. Really. That’s a real award. My dad had friends across the political spectrum. He saw a person’s ability to find a moment ofContinue reading “Chat it up with people… what a difference”

We need to be MUCH better in the public square

One of the joys of being an Anglican is finding the brilliant thinkers and writers currently engaging our culture and spiritual life. If you haven’t heard of Tish Harrison Warren, you just did… and you need to hear more from her. You can subscribe to her weekly newsletter in the New York Times for free.

The generosity of life I have received

Recently we were able to travel to the Twin Cities to get some time with family and conduct some business along the way. We flew into Minneapolis, rented a car, and headed to our hotel. When we lived in the Cities for 20 years and drove out of town to visit family, there was aContinue reading “The generosity of life I have received”

“Evangelical” as a political label

I am reminding myself of this fact: it is a discussion about white evangelical voters. Here is the comment from David French: The bottom line is that the percentage of white Americans identifying as Evangelical grew from 25 to 29 percent between 2016 and 2020, powered mainly by the fact that 16 percent of TrumpContinue reading ““Evangelical” as a political label”