The news that someone is trying to promote and disseminate the means to produce homemade guns that are untraceable and possibly undetectable should alarm anyone with a conscience.
What all graduates should have in common on this important occasion is a rack of great memories associated with whatever school you're leaving behind. Sadly, that's not the case for many graduates these days.
Castigating the kids of Parkland, including the hundreds and thousands of others who identify closely with them and are as vulnerable to gun violence as they are—and in many cases even more so—is to do the diametric opposite of what Jesus did on the day he called the children to himself.
No other developed nation in the world subjects their children to this kind of violence.
Thirty-six years ago, as a newly minted minister, I encountered domestic violence through a gut-wrenching experience. A woman in the church, where I served as a youth pastor, came to my office in desperation.
The increased awareness and public conversation about suicide is a welcome and much-needed development. What many people miss in the discussion, though, is the fact that half of the lives that end this way each year involve a firearm.
In the aftermath of racial violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, too many evangelical leaders have been quiet about what President Trump said or didn't say. Why is this?
The utterly senseless mass shooting at a San Diego apartment complex pool party begs a terrible question: Is there nothing that can be done to frustrate those intent on harming others from carrying out their despicable acts?
I'm convinced Christians cannot fully appreciate the full meaning of Communion without experiencing the Passover ritual meal, or "Seder." Celebrating the Seder also brings together Jews and Christians in a way nothing else can or ever will.
Eric threatens to erase much of the good that was done in bringing Bonhoeffer into popular Christian culture by using him as a vehicle to justify support of the troublesome presidential candidacy of Donald Trump.
National Gun Violence Awareness Day reminds us all just how devastating a firearm is when it is used to maim or kill a human being.