PODCAST: Phil Interviews Jennifer Butler

PODCAST: Phil Interviews Jennifer Butler

The Reverend Jennifer Butler is the founding Executive Director of Faith in Public Life (FPL), a national movement of clergy and faith leaders united in the prophetic pursuit of justice, equality, and the common good. Prior to leading FPL, Rev. Butler spent ten...
An Old-Fashioned Christmas

An Old-Fashioned Christmas

It’s time to celebrate the holidays again, and I would like to suggest we make an intentional return this year to the traditional values and rituals associated with this most sacred and joyous season. In that spirit, if you’re looking to celebrate an Old-Fashioned...
The Parable of the Man with the Paper

The Parable of the Man with the Paper

Once upon a time there was an agrarian community that worked together and shared all things in common to survive. One day, a member of the community took a piece of paper and scribbled some words upon it. He took the paper to the grain fields and showed it to those...
Cookie Jars and Bloody Noses: Why Libertarianism is Awful

Cookie Jars and Bloody Noses: Why Libertarianism is Awful

“The right to swing my fist ends where another man’s nose begins.” These words are apocryphally attributed to famed jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. They have been cited by countless conservative pundits over the years as a pithy kind of “golden rule” that expresses...