The US House of Representatives passed a bill last Friday that has been overlooked by much of the media since it has virtually no chance of advancing in the US Senate. However, its consequences are so disastrous for every...
We might not expect a typical garage sale to make the Washington Post. But what happened recently in Arlington, Virginia, was anything but typical. Susan Thompson-Gaines recently staged her third annual “Kindness Yard Sale” outside her home. The two-day event was...
True crime shows seem to have an undeniable draw. Netflix’s show Tiger King was watched by 64 million households over the first month of its release, and Tiger King 2 was just announced. True crime podcasts often land in the top twenty in ratings....
The United Nations General Assembly began this week in New York City and it didn’t take long to start making waves. But while a number of issues—ranging from climate change to Covid—have dominated the discussion, the storyline I’ll be...
A recent report out of England found that the country’s forty-two Anglican cathedrals contributed £235 million (roughly $321 million) to their local economies in 2019. Among that value included more than six thousand jobs and volunteer posts, accruing more than nine...
It should not come as a surprise that social media companies like Facebook have an outsized influence on the way their users see the world. But the degree to which that’s the case—and the extent of the issues it’s...
According to the New York Times, “As of September 14, about 64,000 evacuees from Afghanistan had arrived in the United States. . . . Nearly 49,000 are living on eight domestic military bases, waiting to be resettled in the United...
The Washington Football Team defeated the New York Giants last night in stunning fashion: they missed a field goal that would have won the game, but a Giants player drew an offsides penalty. Given a second chance, Dustin Hopkins made...
I have traveled through Vancouver, Canada, occasionally over the years and always enjoyed my time in this beautiful city. However, what people are calling a “freak accident” occurred there recently; as you’ll see, what happened in Vancouver could happen...
In advance of yesterday’s recall election, the polling service FiveThirtyEight reported that 57.3 percent of Californians wanted Gov. Gavin Newsom to remain in office, while 41.5 percent wanted to remove him. They were close: 64.2 percent voted against his recall, while 35.8...
I have ridden the New York City subway system a few times over the years. As a result, I have some idea of the frustration felt by hundreds of passengers who were stranded the evening of August 29th when...
On this day twenty years ago, the church I pastored in Dallas held a community service in response to the 9/11 attacks. We invited ministers from across the denominational spectrum to lead in prayer, worship, and proclamation. Our sanctuary,...
Tom Canavan was buried alive when the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers collapsed on September 11, 2001. He was on the forty-seventh floor of the North Tower when American Airlines Flight 11 struck his building at 8:46 a.m. He and his...
Recent events in the Middle East have reminded the West of a truth we may have forgotten far too soon: radical Islam continues to pose an existential threat that is unlikely to go away in the near future.  While radical...