Even older Catholics, who are typically more religiously committed, have stopped going to church as often.
The inspiration of many of today's terrorists is to achieve name recognition or even re-branding from loser to terrorist.
Being in the midst of history sometimes mean events are not seen in the "big picture" view that historians often later take, when looking back at the period.
Professor Hawkins has stumbled upon another of those theological landmines in the evangelical world: a belief that is rarely mentioned, widely held, little considered, and provokes a fight as soon as it surfaces.
As Jesus followers gathered on Pentecost Sunday, 50 days after the Sabbath following his crucifixion, they were startled by rushing winds and tongues of fire.
In this broken world we need mercy, we need redemption, and we most certainly need to be united. So as our Catholic brothers and sisters celebrate and mark their year of mercy, may we in the Protestant tradition be bold enough to share in that work of grace with them.