• I learned from my grandmother, Lelia Jones, to laugh at yourself no matter what. One of Dr. Seuss’ last books was her favorite, and she read from it at her 90th birthday: “You’re Only Old Once. “ In true Seussian […]

  • “Always do right: this will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”

    — Mark Twain

  • I contemplated this question while deer hunting, and it seems to me that Americans must be willing to submit to two limitations if we want to curb gun violence. We jealously guard individual rights in our country, which partly explains our greatness. We ought to curb, however, the right to purchase guns of mass destruction, [...]

  • If you were addressing the nation on Wednesday, Nov. 7, the DAY AFTER the election, what would you say? What advice would you offer to your fellow Americans about the next four years? On Wednesday, I will announce that on inauguration day in 2013, we will hold a foot-washing ceremony in Overton Park. Supporters of the [...]

  • What are your views of the food-stamp program and the proposed cuts to it? There are two elements of Biblical justice at stake in our country’s current debate over funding entitlements. The first involves God’s consistent concern toward the poor and needy. God is energetically loving toward those who do not have enough to eat. So [...]