Archive: May 13, 2007 - May 19, 2007
I find myself much more in the center than on the left wing—or, of course, the right wing.
By John Dominic Crossan | May 19, 2007; 10:52 AM ET | Comments (252)
If you feel, as I do, that God has set you here to improve the lives of those who are disadvantaged, you can never be satisfied.
By Julia Neuberger | May 19, 2007; 9:11 AM ET | Comments (3)
I thank the Almighty God for sparing my life when many I knew felt to the blows of death at younger age.
By Sulayman Nyang | May 19, 2007; 8:58 AM ET | Comments (17)
In human terms I have obviously 'peaked', since I'm in what is clearly my last job.
By Nicholas T. Wright | May 19, 2007; 7:40 AM ET | Comments (10)
No, I am not satisfied with where I am in my life because that would imply complacency. I do feel extraordinarily blessed to have the great good fortune to be born in this incredible country. I also am blessed to...
By Richard Land | May 18, 2007; 5:27 PM ET | Comments (1)
I think it is important to lean forward into life and not get stuck in the past or too satisfied with your present.
By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | May 18, 2007; 10:49 AM ET | Comments (22)
If we really understand God’s compassion, we have an ongoing concern for people in need in our society, in my case the most marginalized.
By Charles "Chuck" Colson | May 18, 2007; 9:07 AM ET | Comments (63)
Whatever I have achieved in the past, there are always new horizons to conquer.
By Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz | May 18, 2007; 8:14 AM ET | Comments (25)
World events have given me not only a profession but also a vocation and mission.
By John Esposito | May 18, 2007; 7:38 AM ET | Comments (44)
It's not nice to speak ill of the dead, I have to say that Jerry Falwell was one of the pivotal figures in what I consider a terrible turn in American politics.
By Pamela K. Taylor | May 17, 2007; 7:55 PM ET | Comments (13)
Rev. Jerry Falwell, who was born on August 11, 1933, passed away on May 15 2007. He led services at Thomas Road Baptist Church, a megachurch in Lynchburg, Virginia. He changed affiliations from the more traditional Baptist Bible Fellowship International...
By Sulayman Nyang | May 17, 2007; 2:11 PM ET | Comments (2)
A true giant of the faith has gone on to his heavenly reward. Our grief at our loss of his witness, energy and giftedness for the kingdom is mitigated by the fact that he is now with his Savior for...
By Richard Land | May 17, 2007; 1:57 PM ET | Comments (2)
I spent the better part of last week in Blacksburg, Virginia on the campus of Virginia Tech University. The atmosphere was quite different than a few weeks earlier following the horrific shootings in which 33 individuals lost their lives. There...
By Lyle Dukes | May 17, 2007; 11:01 AM ET | Comments (276)
When my needs, desires and purpose are in perfect harmony with God's purpose then a state of grace is experienced.
By Salman Ahmad | May 17, 2007; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (55)
The question reminds me of one I was asked some years ago by a salesperson for my newspaper syndicate. After crossing a milestone in the number of papers carrying my column, I called to thank him for his efforts and...
By Cal Thomas | May 17, 2007; 8:12 AM ET | Comments (74)
I believe that the good life--the really good life--is a live lived generously in the service of others.
By William J. Byron | May 17, 2007; 7:18 AM ET | Comments (758)
We are each called to be true to what we find in scripture and I have no reason to suppose he was not as obedient to that imperative as I struggle to be.
By Nicholas T. Wright | May 16, 2007; 12:37 PM ET | Comments (61)
The story was never told about his compassionate heart, his gentle spirit, his enormous sense of humor, and the millions he invested in helping the underprivileged.
By Rick Warren | May 16, 2007; 10:27 AM ET | Comments (182)
Falwell gave religion a bad name among most of the people in the United States who do not believe in theocracy.
By Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo | May 15, 2007; 6:48 PM ET | Comments (29)
If Falwell became the public face of the religious right, it was in part because he returned reporters' phone calls and was eminently quotable.
By Gustav Niebuhr | May 15, 2007; 6:47 PM ET | Comments (18)
The Jerry Falwell was torn between the two kingdoms he represented: one that could change lives and the other that changed little.
By Cal Thomas | May 15, 2007; 5:19 PM ET | Comments (26)
The world can no longer afford the kind of absolutist religion and politics Rev. Falwell helped to popularize.
By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | May 15, 2007; 4:59 PM ET | Comments (86)
While he is often associated in the public eye with politics, he has been very unfairly caricatured.
By Charles "Chuck" Colson | May 15, 2007; 3:58 PM ET | Comments (34)
Predictably, obituary writers are already portraying the Reverend Jerry Falwell as a more respectable figure than he was. Ah, what a beautiful tradition it is to speak no ill of the dead!...
By Susan Jacoby | May 15, 2007; 2:54 PM ET | Comments (130)
More than anyone else Jerry Falwell "secularized" fundamentalism, turning it from an other-worldly soul-saving agency into a this-worldly world-changing agency. I am not saying he stopped believing in the earlier things, but he won't be remembered for them. I like...
By Martin Marty | May 15, 2007; 2:46 PM ET | Comments (0)
The death of Dr. Jerry Falwell brings an end to one of the most fascinating lives of the twentieth century. In so many ways, Jerry Falwell became one of the most recognizable faces for conservative Christianity in America....
By R. Albert Mohler Jr. | May 15, 2007; 1:48 PM ET | Comments (605)
In keeping with the theme of the week, here is the story of Jesus as found in the Qur'an. The story is told in several places, with a slightly different focus -- one place talks more about him speaking from...
By Pamela K. Taylor | May 14, 2007; 9:10 PM ET | Comments (39)
"You've wandered all over and finally realized that you never found what you were after: how to live." This paraphrased line from the Stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius (taken from Arthur Frank, The Renewal of Generosity: Illness, Medicine, and How to...
By Martin Marty | May 14, 2007; 2:32 PM ET | Comments (0)
Pope Benedict XVI and his predecessor John Paul II have consistently put themselves on the side of the aristocracy, the landowners and the well-to-do in Latin America.
By John Shelby Spong | May 13, 2007; 4:59 PM ET | Comments (272)
Jesus’ call to prioritize the poor, the sick, the prisoner, the hungry speaks to a radical alteration of the social order.
By David Saperstein | May 13, 2007; 1:29 PM ET | Comments (60)