Byline: By JOHN BUTTRICK

Recently, a commentator on NPR observed that voters are being motivated by fear.Impeachment activity, the president’s tweets and conduct grossly...

Crackling fallen leaves, bare patches of frozen wind-blown earth, biting cold, early morning icy glaze on windshields – winter invades, at least in...

Last Sunday dawned dreary and rainy. My phone flashed a tweet from President Donald Trump, “Something very big has just happened!” Then came the...

Among the daily news reports of war, civilian casualties, refugees and post-traumatic stress disorder, and praise for military warriors, there...

Life experiences these days can sometimes be disorienting. Consider two recent events here in New Hampshire. Last Sunday, Concord hosted the 13th...

Recently I had a conversation with my barber. It began when I asked her which channel was broadcasting the news I heard coming from the TV behind...

Now that the second round of Democratic presidential debates is behind us, there is growing pressure and enthusiasm to reduce the number of...

My Turn: Breaking the cycle of wars

7/22/19

I’ve just completed reading The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin. It was recommended by NPR’s Evening Edition and the New York Times as the book for...

During the next 18 months leading up to the election of a U.S. president and members of Congress, we shall frequently hear the phrase “the American...

It was a sunny spring day in Washington, D.C. We were midway through our visits to the offices of our senators and representative advocating for...

Whenever I get into a discussion about the United States’ military aid to Israel, sooner or later the expression “shared values” with Israel is...

A local rabbi participated in the laying on of hands in my United Church of Christ ordination service in 1971. Over the next nearly 50 years many...

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