Archive: Bob Edgar
Our moral work related to Vietnam is not over; we must support the victims exposed daily to Agent Orange.
By Bob Edgar | June 9, 2010; 10:38 AM ET | Comments (3)
I suspect God chooses not to be on Facebook, but God does get in our face when we fail to care for our neighbor or help the poor.
By Bob Edgar | August 11, 2009; 11:44 AM ET | Comments (4)
Sometimes it makes sense to go back and reread what our founding fathers and mothers were trying to say to us that just may be relevant for our times.
By Bob Edgar | June 25, 2008; 05:50 AM ET | Comments (4)
His courageous words that day -- earnest, unafraid, challenging America’s moral failings without judgment or alienation -- changed my life.
By Bob Edgar | April 4, 2008; 06:01 AM ET | Comments (4)
Faith in politics can be best seen in the ethical ways candidates conduct themselves when the cameras are off, and in the policies they propose to help society's most needy as well as they serve the public interests, not the special interest.
By Bob Edgar | February 21, 2008; 09:12 AM ET | Comments (12)
GREED and its brothers and sisters ARROGANCE AND SELFISHNESS lead the pack.
By Bob Edgar | January 16, 2008; 07:08 AM ET | Comments (6)
This is why Mother Teresa is a SAINT! She lives in my SOUL! Doubt is essential to an authentic life of faith. Several of those we call saints talk of the same kind of things we read in Mother Teresa's...
By Bob Edgar | August 29, 2007; 05:02 AM ET | Comments (13)
I would commend the ELCA on how they openly and prayerfully processed this difficult issue.
By Bob Edgar | August 22, 2007; 07:44 AM ET | Comments (242)
I laughed out loud when I read this week’s question. Since I’ve preached and written about “Blessed are those who read the whole Bible,” it seemed something of a quandary to identify one passage or verse. I can’t. The reality...
By Bob Edgar | August 16, 2007; 10:48 AM ET | Comments (129)
Christian physicians don’t have to look very far for an example of what to do about this. Jesus was a healer. He touched people that would make him unclean. Or he healed people on the Sabbath to the chagrin of...
By Bob Edgar | August 10, 2007; 10:51 AM ET | Comments (13)
While some interpreted the restatement as shunning non-Roman Catholics, the most important section was virtually ignored by the media.
By Bob Edgar | July 20, 2007; 06:11 AM ET | Comments (257)
Worship, or liturgy, is built on tradition. Much of what we do in our houses of faith has roots in history. Even the self-described non-denominational or non-liturgical churches perform actions done thousands of years ago. Singing in church has roots...
By Bob Edgar | July 16, 2007; 07:33 AM ET | Comments (20)
Some who read this blog will bring images of godless hedonists who worship nothing or, worse, come close to worshipping satan.
By Bob Edgar | July 9, 2007; 09:57 AM ET | Comments (112)
If God is love then God’s heaven is dwelling in that love.
By Bob Edgar | June 28, 2007; 06:00 AM ET | Comments (17)
I find it hard to see the morality in either choice.
By Bob Edgar | June 25, 2007; 07:31 AM ET | Comments (12)
Using reason based on experience is one of the best ways to deepen the life of faith.
By Bob Edgar | June 14, 2007; 06:12 AM ET | Comments (22)