Are clergy and teachers of religious faith/thought public servants? Is their work on par with that of others who work for 501c3 non-for-profit groups and for government agencies? The federal government has changed its mind about that.
At the conclusion of the screening of Red Tails, we came to our feet with thunderous applause. But we did not face the screen. We turned and faced the real Red Tails standing among us, a fitting tribute to the icons that shaped every American Airman serving today.
No matter what you think about Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow or the public way he expresses his faith in God, what is certain is that he has helped spur discussions on what our lives are all about and where God is in all of it.
Over the past few years on my Facebook page, I have regularly called for people to lift up joys and struggles for the community to hold in prayer. In 2012, I thought I would try something a little different.
There is nothing we can do to stop the murderous rebels; nothing we can do to force the incompetent and corrupt president to order his army to protect the "enfants sans defense;" nothing we can do to provide life-giving medicine.
What made them family were the values that bound them together as an icon of God's love for the whole human family. And those values have absolutely nothing to do with either the gender or the genetics
The priest walked past the prostitutes every day. He had no choice. But he confessed he never spoke with the women, studiously avoided eye contact and did his best to never acknowledge their existence.
We put our faith in the adults around us because to do otherwise would be to embrace chaos. We put our faith in nonprofits and like institutions because we know how badly we need them to do the work they do.