Politics, Bluegrass, and Punishment: A Longing for Lent (again)

By Joe LaGuardia I came off of a very productive Lent this past season.  My Lent involved fasting from politics–from listening, watching, reading, and, well, reading anything having to do with politics (and, in many cases, religion). That was a good exercise.  Before Lent, I was up too late watching CNN, wasting away in theContinue reading “Politics, Bluegrass, and Punishment: A Longing for Lent (again)”

Peace on Earth and Goodwill towards all?

By Joe LaGuardia In a recent article for USA Today, Robert Parham noted the oddity and the timeliness of God’s message of “peace on earth” to Mary and Joseph during the Christmas season. He stated that peace was a ridiculous notion back then as it is now, a notion hard-pressed in human community filled withContinue reading “Peace on Earth and Goodwill towards all?”