Money, Stewardship, & Community

Sometimes you're surrounded by hundreds of people in every direction, but you feel alone. Last night was the home opener for the Franklin High School football team, playing against its rival Brentwood I arrived a little after the start with my 12-year-old daughter Olivia and...

While defusing Trump's power through gradually converting a large portion of his 2016 supporters into our allies, how do we engineer true change that puts America back onto a progressive, inclusive track? A first vital step is driving more voter turnout--at all levels of government, since...

What's done is done. Donald Trump is President of the United States, and really creepy people such as Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway are in the center of his power sphere. Many of his Cabinet secretaries give us reason for pause and concern. Vice-President Pence...

It's been hard to put thoughts together for any kind of prose for the last few months, aside from a little bit of journaling several times per week. I've felt disillusioned, sad, and angry at what I perceive as a lack of individual critical thinking,...

Critical Thinking is the disciplined art of ensuring that you use the best thinking you are capable of in any set of circumstances. Emotional Intelligence is the ability to recognize, understand and manage our own emotions, while recognizing, understanding, and influencing the emotions of others....

The late Great Gatsby author F. Scott Fitzgerald is known for saying, "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function." Fitzgerald is far from the only famous...

The societal backdrop for the 2016 Election can be described from many vantage points, and most of these are better explained by other writers. One observation I will declare, however, is that the dialog permeating Decision '16 is anything but a manifestation of Dr. Martin...

I'm captivated these days by the book Becoming Wise, published in April by the host of the weekly radio program "On Being," Krista Tippett. Tippett's prose comes across just like her interview voice: gentle, thoughtful, patient, loving, listening...

The only sustainable force for change in our world is love. The wisest and gentlest people who've ever lived knew that: Socrates, Jesus, Harriet Tubman, Gandhi, Florence Nightingale, Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King Jr., and Mother Teresa, among famous and less-known others. "Love" is broadly defined...

Once there was this 20-something who Got disgusted with the 1990s liberals But now, he's finally come back Cause the GOP has been revealed as full of lots of spite And I say that their ideas Are cruel and crass and dumb Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm Once there was this billionaire who Sounded...