Archive: Chester Gillis
I hope and believe that Pope Benedict will acknowledge and express contrition for the church’s moral failings regarding the sexual abuse tragedy in the American church.
By Chester Gillis | April 14, 2008; 05:46 PM ET | Comments (11)
As a public servant Obama should have distanced himself long ago from views of his pastor that he clearly does not share, but likely never anticipated the current uproar.
By Chester Gillis | March 19, 2008; 09:55 AM ET | Comments (11)
We are a mobile society not only in where we live, work, and travel our travel; we are also religiously mobile.
By Chester Gillis | February 27, 2008; 06:26 AM ET | Comments (18)
Muslims in the United States should be allowed to follow sharia provided that it does not transgress civil law.
By Chester Gillis | February 18, 2008; 01:43 PM ET | Comments (11)
We cannot change God’s standards, as Huckabee suggests Americans are doing. God’s standards are God’s standards.
By Chester Gillis | January 29, 2008; 06:24 AM ET | Comments (9)
We are the most multifaith culture in history. Shouldn’t we be increasing the visibility of the religious holidays of all traditions, rather than eliminating all reference to Christianity?
By Chester Gillis | December 21, 2007; 01:30 PM ET | Comments (28)
Love Your Enemies In the gospel, Jesus commands his followers not only to forgive enemies, but also to love them: "But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” (Matthew 5:44) When asked, should...
By Chester Gillis | November 13, 2007; 02:13 PM ET | Comments (0)
Why can Hitchens not acknowledge the positive contribution of religious persons? Could it be because his reading of religion is a narrow and distorted one?
By Chester Gillis | September 30, 2007; 06:01 AM ET | Comments (139)
God does not bless your actions; God despises them. You are not martyrs; you are criminals
By Chester Gillis | September 11, 2007; 11:09 AM ET | Comments (482)
Being faithful does not mean being uncritical, or mindless, or unwilling to question even our most deeply held convictions of faith.
By Chester Gillis | August 31, 2007; 07:44 AM ET | Comments (218)
If we are going to give religion a place in public life, then it should not just be one religion. We are a nation of many religions.
By Chester Gillis | August 2, 2007; 08:55 AM ET | Comments (16)
It seems to me that the Vatican comments are aimed principally at Catholic theologians who may express an ecclesiology different from the one articulated by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The Introduction to the document reads:...
By Chester Gillis | July 23, 2007; 01:40 PM ET | Comments (27)
Latin, while old, is not religion. It is neither sacred nor better than the current vernacular language.
By Chester Gillis | July 13, 2007; 07:18 AM ET | Comments (30)
Is it likely that some of the most morally corrupt individuals in history are in hell? If there is a hell, it is likely.
By Chester Gillis | July 2, 2007; 07:45 AM ET | Comments (67)