March Blog

Last month, as Louise Roug said in the title of her article for HuffPost, “Elites Gather[ed] In Davos To Rich-splain Poverty As The World Spirals Into Crisis”.  “[T]housands of business leaders, lawmakers and activists [] convene[d] in Davos[, Switzerland] to discuss the greatest challenges facing the world... But, to its critics, Davos embodies everything that’s wrong with the current moment. ‘They gather to talk about making the world a better place. But instead they commandeer our conversation,’ said Anand Giridharadas, author of Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, who will not be attending... “[T]he plutocrats who shattered the world order are gathering to make...

Terry Sims

Minister

March Blog

I was thinking about the expression “I am not religious but I am spiritual.” This leaves open so many questions. How do you define religious? How do you define spiritual? How are they different? Is one better than the other? Most of what I read about this dictamen describes religion and religious in common terms. Wikipedia says: “religion refers to organizational or communal dimensions”. Biography Online says: “Religion usually entails adhering to a certain dogma or belief system. Religion is often concerned with sin, guilt and a concept of a God who punishes. Many followers of religion feel that only their path can lead to salvation.”  Dr. Kathleen Hall says: Religion is “a personal or...

Pat Lindgren

President