by Sid Jansma, Jr.*

As a little kid, my dad took my brother, David, and me (ages 3 and 4) to buy our mom a Christmas present. We went to a lovely jewelry store and, after a while, Dad picked out a locket that sparkled to our great delight. We…

by Tom Leech ©2017 Tom Leech

Tom Leech is an author of books on a variety of subjects, including theillustrated children’s poem, The Curious Adventures of Santa’s Wayward Elves. His poems have appeared in many published anthologies.

T’was that night before Christmas, time for much prep,
But the reindeer sent Santa a legal rep,
Who came waving a contract and protest sign.
Now Santa was stuck, with that major deadline.

Santa had said, “It’s almost the magic hour,
When we soar ‘round…

a lifelong Christian Republican makes a case for Biden

authored by Sid Jansma, Jr.

Sid Jansma, Jr.

In a previous post, I said that Trump’s character defects should rule out any Christian from voting for him for President and that, given his integrity, Christians should instead vote for Biden for President.

I wrote:

If Trump lacks the wisdom, integrity, righteousness and compassion to qualify for Sunday school…

choose love over fear

When I was a little boy, in the early 60s, my father directed The Community School at Lincoln Elementary School in Kalamazoo. Lincoln School was in Kalamazoo’s predominantly black north side, literally just over the tracks from Kalamazoo’s predominantly white south side. My brother and I…

Kelly James Clark

As a first-year university student I had a humanities professor who dismissed the whole of Christianity, which he claimed was invented whole cloth by St. Paul, in a single, sneering, unsubstantiated and unprofessional medical diagnosis.

Before his conversion, St. Paul, then known as Saul of Tarsus, actively…

By Kelly James Clark and Shania Mason

On April 22nd, hundreds of people gathered for a wedding in Hajjah, a village in northwestern Yemen. As they celebrated during the night, US bombs dropped killing more than thirty. Sixty-three people were taken to the nearest hospital; since the only two cars…

Co-authored with Douglas Kindschi, director of the Kaufman Interfaith Institute

They went to Charlottesville, they said, to peacefully protest the removal of a statue of Confederate War General, Robert E. Lee; they were simply exercising their constitutional rights to free speech and assembly. Western civilization itself, they said, was at…

Charlottesville

Co-authored with Douglas Kindschi, director of the Kaufman Interfaith Institute

They went to Charlottesville, they said, to peacefully protest the removal of a statue of Confederate War General, Robert E. Lee; they were simply exercising their constitutional rights to free speech and assembly. Western civilization itself, they said, was at…

Kelly James Clark

Senior research fellow Kaufman Interfaith Inst. Author of many books including Religion & the Sciences of Origins, Abraham’s Children & upcoming God & the Brain

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