The first stop on HuffPost’s “Listen To America” bus tour was St. Louis, Missouri. We learned how communities in "The Gateway to the West" have suffered and where change is needed.
I have some news that may surprise you. The season we call fall is finished. Autumn is history. This is the year, you see
Despite all of this, a part of me wanted to say yes for the sake of being easy-going and willing...but I didn't. Originally
I recently announced to the church that I'll be retiring soon from pastoring. Having served continuously at EBCLA since 1978, this will be a significant change for the church and me. Part of me would love to say that I'm leaving after leading the church to even higher heights, but I'm not.
While traditional church may be in decline mine is just starting to thrive. If I listen to this narrative that "churching" is going out of style I might hang up my hat and think, "I got to the party too late and now no one wants to dance anymore."
The changes over time in the numbers claiming a religious affiliation should be seen as, first and foremost, a change in perception of what affiliation is socially acceptable and useful. Such a change, then, may be less about shifts in practice and belief than social perception and pressure.
What's gotten us where we are is the rise of dumbassery. Basically, as voters, we've given our elected leaders pretty much an open road to Idiotville.
I mentioned to him that he should put the coffee in the freezer (as he always did) and he asked me where the freezer was. When I told him it was in the kitchen, he didn't remember what a kitchen was.
Arthur Delaney, Bill Young, Bubba Atkinson, Katie Day and Kathryn Cicoletti join Josh to discuss a recent story where a woman was ridiculed for paying with food stamps.
"I have little doubt that droughts and environmental degradation — for example, soil erosion or declining soil fertility