Spiritual Mentor

View all topics

Love is greater than faith

The first thing I did when I read the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions in the cases involving the Defense of … Continued

Path of centering prayer: Deepening your experience of God

David Frenette , author of “ The Path of Centering Prayer: Deepening Your Experience of God ” and spiritual director … Continued

JonBenét Ramsey’s father: Why does God let terrible things happen?

After the 1992 the car accident that killed his daughter Beth, his eldest child from his first marriage, John Ramsey … Continued

Evangelicals on Nov. 4: Four Predictions

One week until Election Day. Time to start making predictions on the basis of the Faith and Values story lines … Continued

Palin Wrong to Bring Up Wright Again

This past Sunday Governor Sarah Palin expressed surprise as to why her campaign has said so little about the Reverend … Continued

Living in a Multifaith Military

The ACLU’s request to end prayers during mandatory meals at the U.S. Naval Academy represents an acknowledgment of the increasingly … Continued

The Coming Battle for Electoral Heaven

With Hillary’s Clinton’s expected suspension of campaign operations Saturday, the Faith and Values Primary Season will officially come to an … Continued

McCain’s Failed Spiritual Endorsements

Why? Why, I ask, did John McCain disarticulate his presidential campaign from Pastors John Hagee and Rod Parsley last week? … Continued

The Gary Hart Factor

When I was a young voter, I was greatly impressed with Gary Hart’s idealism. His positions appealed to me and … Continued

Note to White People

About a decade ago I was researching a book that required me to spend a good deal of time taking … Continued

Spiritual Guidance

The Question: How should Barack Obama have responded to inflammatory remarks made by his former pastor, Dr. Jeremiah Wright? Are … Continued

Obama’s Critical Moment

The flare-up over the hateful words of Barack Obama’s minister, Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., dominated the news cycle this … Continued

Swiftboating Obama

Note to McCain operatives: Any and all attempts to malign Barack Obama as “all hat, no cattle,” “electoral eye candy,” … Continued

“God? Yes! Theocracy? No!”

I consider it to be one of the most important campaign developments of 2008 that every major aspirant for the … Continued

Fred Thompson Democrats?

This past week a minor scrum broke out concerning the religious bona fides of newly announced presidential candidate, Fred Thompson. … Continued

Atheist? Secularist? Both?

There is a memorable scene in the short story “Bloodshed” by the spectacular Jewish-American novelist Cynthia Ozick. A Hasidic Rebbe … Continued

Spiritual Mentors a Must for 2008

To the best of my knowledge not one of my former students has ever run for president of the United … Continued

Readers’ Comments on Senator Obama

Sen. Barack Obama’s popularity among the professorial set, as some of my readers observed, might be a source of grave … Continued