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Ethical Musings · 1w ago

Fake news versus real news: Is there a difference?

Donald Trump in his presidential campaign last year popularized the practice of labelling news reports with which one disagrees “fake news.” Since then, the practice of calling news reports ...
Ethical Musings · 1W ago

Crisis: Danger or Opportunity?

The Chinese character for crisiscombines the characters for danger and opportunity. Military veterans, whose service we honor on Veterans Day, appreciate that double meaning. No military eff...
Ethical Musings · 3W ago

Hope, positive thinking, science, and All Saints Day

(This post first appeared on Ethical Musings in October 2014).Two conflicting – almost diametrically opposed – news reports recently caught my attention. The first, published in The Atlantic...
Ethical Musings · 3W ago

One person can make a difference

One person can make a difference.When I write this, the Most Rev. Michael Curry has been Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church for less than two years. Yet while attending the Diocese of ...
Ethical Musings · 3W ago

Luther, authority, and Anglicans

Recent commemorations of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther and the beginning of the Protestant Reformation have often highlighted the two central tenets of Luther’s thought: sola fide (...
Ethical Musings · 1M ago

Learning to see God

Nick, Jonathan and Diane Kramer’s eldest child, was a happy, energetic kid who’d usually come running or skipping out of school. But one fall day, when Nick was six years old, his dad was pa...
Ethical Musings · 1M ago

Responding to the killings in Las Vegas

While he was saying this, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, "Blessed is the womb that bore you and the breasts that nursed you!" But he said, "Blessed rather are those w...
Ethical Musings · 1M ago

Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq

Ken Burns and Lyn Novick’s Vietnam documentary recently broadcast on PBS reveals how US leaders, elected, appointed, or serving in the military, from Kennedy and his administration through t...
Ethical Musings · 1M ago

Power that gives life

A prior Ethical Musings’ post explored power that corrupts and corrodes. This post explores power that gives life.Much theology, especially Christian theology, envisions God as almighty. His...
Ethical Musings · 1M ago

Take a knee

Colin Kaepernick took to one knee during the pregame singing of the national anthem when he played for the San Francisco 49ers in a football game played before the 2016 US election to protes...