Soul vs. Spirit. The Same?

DEAR FATHER PAUL: I read in the Bible many places where “soul” and “spirit” are used seemingly interchangeably to mean the same thing. Are they the same, and if not, what are the differences? Glen DEAR GLEN: You have asked a very interesting and challenging question. There is indeed often confusion about the human “soul” […]

Our national suicide

In 2002, under the auspices of Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry, I enrolled in a course on Celtic Christianity. As part of the course requirements, I spent a week in Ireland. At the end of a very full week, we had a night off in Dublin. I decided to go it alone and walked around […]

The Irish and abortion

The scientific, moral and theological battle between life as an “endowed unalienable” right and the evolutionary view that we are just material and energy shaped by pure chance in a random universe with no author of life, no purpose for living and no destination after we die has been won in Ireland by the evolutionists. […]

Children suffer from absence of parental authority

By John Rosemond Rates of child and teen depression and suicide continue to rise, as they have for 50 years. As regular readers of this column know, I do not agree in the least with current explanations, much less the “treatments” based on them, proposed by the mainstream in the mental health professions. For the […]

By any other name

William Shakespeare once wrote, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Yours Truly has just written, “A dandelion by any other name is still a dandelion.” What do these two statements have in common, you may ask? The answer to that question has just destroyed a cherished childhood memory of mine from […]

Is America’s racial divide permanent?

For Roseanne Barr, star of ABC’s hit show “Roseanne,” there would be no appeal. When her tweet hit, she was gone. “Roseanne’s Twitter statement, is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” declaimed Channing Dungey, the black president of ABC Entertainment. Targeting Valerie Jarrett, a confidante and […]

Like the Battle of Lost Shoes

The faithful came. There were no church houses, no steeples, no pulpits, and no altars. But those who practice a secular gospel, a devotion to boys known as Luke and Bo, poured in and assembled themselves together. It had rained pretty much regularly for the last 30 hours so the mud in the countryside of […]

Folia project threatens lake

My wife and I have lived on Lake Bennett behind Frank’s Old Mill Restaurant for over 25 years. A proposed Folia Crossroads development threatens to destroy this beautiful watershed, which is the oldest lake in Fayette County, and has historical value. Since we have lived here, we have seen the lake get progressively shallower to […]

Irish abortion vote defies logic and life

I’m sure my philosophical opposites think I’m a “nutter,” to borrow the British phrase, with my loony-tunes insistence on the sacredness of human life. But, I hope they can be kind enough to recognize that there is some logic to my position. To wit, if one holds that human life begins at conception and is […]

Starbucks, stay closed

I went to Starbucks to get my periodic “Venti” jolt dispensed by my favorite “barista,” only to find a sign on the door: It was closed for racial-bias training. Disappointed and not willing to go through caffeine detox, I brought my refillable cup (doing my part to save the planet) to McDonald’s and ordered a  […]