Common Good

Our Fore-fathers (and mothers) formed this great nation to promote the general welfare and to ensure peace; all for the common good.

Redtails and Rattlesnakes

Redtails and Rattlesnakes

  It’s winter now. The ground is colder. The ground dwelling creatures have to find a hole and curl up, waiting for warmer soil. Beneath the soil they are safe. And we are safe in their world. I am keenly aware that the hills behind my house are home to rattlesnakes. I have boots. I […]

Ordination: My experience, reflections

I’ve been reading Barbara Brown Taylor. She writes an intensely personal reflection on her transition to private life. Read on. “And although I never found a church where I felt completely at home again, I made a new home in the world. I renewed my membership in the priesthood of all believers, who may not […]

An Old Man’s Rumination

I want to walk in the Redwoods. One more time. Down that trail, behind the locked gate to the valley little known and little visted with those stout tall trees. The valley the rangers told us about. So green, so alive. I want to see again the rocky southern coast of Oregon, the creatures that […]

Lest We Forget

From 20012 this: Adeny Schmidt PhD. has accepted the post of dean of LaSierra University’s College of Arts and Sciences. Since joining LaSierra’s faculty in 1976, Schmidt has served as Psychology Department chair, dean, vice president for academic administration, director of service learning, and as program evaluator for the Center for Student Academic Success. She […]

10 Most Hopeful Stories of 2010

There was plenty of disappointment and hardship this year. But the year also brought opportunities for transformation. by Sarah van Gelder,   co-founder and executive editor of YES! Magazine, a national, independent media organization that fuses powerful ideas with practical actions for a just and sustainable world. Sarah is executive editor of YES!) It was a tough […]