John M. Buchanan ponders life in the church and the challenges of leadership
Prescott Pym, licensed under Creative Commons
Like millions of others, I was a devoted Dave Brubeck fan—ever since I first heard his music in the 1950s.
On Sunday I attended a worship service at which the air was heavy with a sense of loss. But I saw the church being the church at its best.
Christmas in the United States is such a mammoth economic phenomenon that when it comes to a crashing end on December 25 it feels like a total cultural collapse.
Christians have always been uncomfortable with the Magnificat. Advent takes us places we would rather not go.
Patience is not one of our stronger characteristics. A flight delay or traffic jam can become an emotional and physical crisis.
John M. Buchanan is editor and publisher of the Century.
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