Articles by The Rev. Larry Hollon
Wednesday October 08, 2014
The Ebola crisis is demonstrating that in this new age of pervasive technology, no one on the planet is so isolated that they can exist outside the global web of connectivity that delivers life-enhancing, and life-saving, information.
Tuesday February 11, 2014
Pope Francis is being celebrated for his ability to change the conversation of the Roman Catholic Church. His communication skills coupled with the stature of the papacy have brought a new tone to discourse within the church and captivated those of us outside that communion. Francis has, at least for the time being, put Christians and the Christian faith in a better light in the wider culture as well. How has he done it?
Wednesday October 09, 2013
Online communion stirs passions, so much so that a conversation by United Methodists on the subject under the hashtag #onlinecommunion became a trending topic on Twitter this week.
Monday November 19, 2012
While today's returning troops suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) are added to safety-net programs, many of the same people who herald patriotism call for budget cuts to these very programs. And, unless we live near a military base, we've seen little press coverage of the lives lost.
Tuesday April 17, 2012
There's a lot of pessimism afoot today about the church and faith. I even sense in some quarters panic and desperation. It's true that Christianity in the United States faces a crisis for all the reasons these commentators list and more, but I'm not pessimistic about the future.
Monday September 26, 2011
There is a growing gap between the rich and poor, the need for meaningful work, and the need for economic and labor policies that favor job creation. This need is global, and it's spiritual.
Friday August 05, 2011
Somalia is not a distant place on the Horn of Africa, nor is the suffering of the Somali people of no consequence to us. I am called to be concerned and to act.