Conservatives claim any new gun control regulations are a serious impediment to their ability to defend themselves and their families. Liberals claim guns are destructive to the fabric of society by way of equipping murders with the most efficient tools to kill. Both sides have valid points to make, and the Constitution, for better or worse, guarantees that Americans have certain rights regarding the bearing of arms.Read More »
BRIEF: Tickets available for Jane Goodall lecture
Gonzaga University announced this week that tickets are now available for “Making a Difference: An Evening with Dr. Jane Goodall,” which will be 7 p.m. April 9 at Gonzaga's McCarthey Athletic Center.Read More »
View from Sravasti Abbey
A winter view from Sravasti Abbey in Newport.Read More »
Episcopal priest Luis Leon expected to deliver inaugural benediction
HuffPo and CNN are reporting that the Presidential Inaugural Committee has selected the longtime rector of the “Church of the Presidents” to give the benediction at President Obama’s inauguration next week.
The Cuban-born Rev. Luis Leon, rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church on Lafayette Square near the White House, will take the place of Atlanta pastor Louie Giglio, who bowed out after a 1990s sermon against homosexuality angered gay priests.
‘Us and Them’: When will we bridge the divide?
Tuesday (Jan. 15) was the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King, more than any other person in my lifetime, has challenged our nation to break down the walls between “us” and “them.”
His work was focused on the racial divide between blacks and whites often labeled the Civil Rights Movement.
Conflicted social media advocate
The Wonderful leader and editor of Spokane Faith & Values, Tracy Simmons approached me as she was preparing to launch this site, “Would you consider being one of our writers?” I gave an enthusiastic YES. A few months later, my first post was published introducing me as a “Social Media Writer.” That was last March. Then I went dark! I have written nothing since. Why? What is wrong with me? Why can’t I get motivated?Read More »