Results tagged with 'religion'
Published March 14, 2013
We don't really understand the spectacle of the white smoke at the Sistine Chapel or the conclave called to pick a new pope. We don't really appreciate the history or the grandeur or the intense spiritual implications that surround picking this one particular man to become one of the most powerful religious leaders in modern society.
Published Jan. 16, 2013
Whereas "Inherit the Wind" delivered its debate with heft and unbridled passion, "How the World Began" takes a much quieter approach to the discussion, focusing on just three normal people who become embroiled in both sides of the issue. It's "science versus religion" portrayed in a quieter way than you might expect, but no less fierce.
Published Nov. 25, 2012
On Tuesday, Nov. 27 religious leaders from Milwaukee will gather at Marquette University to discuss the challenges facing faith groups in Milwaukee and identify ways to increase mutual cooperation. It's a bit easier than my idea and free to attend.
Published Sept. 14, 2012
Mark Ehlers wears his faith prominently on his cycling jersey, yet he didn't strike a Tebow-esque pose at the end of his record-setting ride across Wisconsin.He was too exhausted, physically and emotionally. The 54-year-old from Milwaukee collapsed to the ground in Marinette, after completing a 298-mile journey guided by his desire to make a mark as an ultra-marathon cyclist and his commitment to Christianity.
Published May 2, 2011
There's nothing like using a social platform that allows you to create an account and hide behind a veil of secrecy - if you so choose - to discuss topics that, if brought up in everyday conversation, could ignite a spirited debate amongst friends or colleagues, or some intense fisticuffs. I've seen both.
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"(Churches are blatantly and deliberately flaunting (sic, 1) the electioneering restrictions..." Freedom From Religion Foundation. (2)The Foundation, representing atheists and agnostics, has filed a federal court suit claiming that the IRS has not enforced the la...
"..the problem today is the suppression of the Christian voice in the public square...." Jonathan Rupprecht in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 13, page 9A Rupprecht, a church administrator and community columnist for the Journal Sentinel, goes on to lament "...
Greendale, WI, February 14, 2011
The Volunteer Missionary Movement (VMM) is excited to announce the hiring of a new Executive Director. Vic Doucette has been the Director of Programs & Publications for the National Federation of Priests' Councils (NFPC) in Chicago since 2002. He...
Dark is the symbolic color of mystery; its realm is in the shadowed ramparts and recesses where the light of discovery has yet to shine. This is no less true in cosmology, where unknown forces and factors often attract the adjective "dark."
"Dark matter," for...
For centuries, the lights of the Hanukkah menorah have inspired hope and courage. They may have also been responsible for inspiring then-General George Washington to forge on when everything looked bleak when his cold and hungry Continental Army camped at Valley Forge in the winter of 1777/8.
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