Rising Above the Darkness of These Times

Column by Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Frantz on February, 9 2023

I don’t know about you, but in recent times, I can hardly bear to watch the news.  It’s simply too depressing.  Gun violence continues to spin out of control with scant hope of any sensible resolution in sight. 

The Unlikely Honored Guest at the Democratic National Convention

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on August, 11 2016

He was seated in the VIP box at the Democratic National Convention, held during the last week of July, 2016, in Philadelphia. He was surrounded in that reserved and exclusive …

The Monolithic Conservatism of the American Heartland Is Not So Monolithic!

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on January, 5 2012

There are times when one’s perceptions are challenged and one’s stereotypical prejudices are shattered.  This happened to me in recent days when I fulfilled invitations to speak …

Should this Column Deal with Political Issues?

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on February, 24 2011

I value the letters I receive from my readers.  They often offer me new perspectives, bringing to my attention new facts that contribute significantly to my understanding or challenge …

Biblical Ignorance in Public Life

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on January, 19 2011

One of the things I look for in my elected representatives in government is that they understand the issues on which they speak with some level of competence. When …

Facing Hard Choices in the 21st Century. It’s Either Hogs or Hines!

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on January, 12 2011

In the last half of the 19th century a country doctor named Edgar Hines lived with his family that included two sons, Edgar jr. and John Elbridge …