Archive: Mark S. Sisk
But the assertion that some commentators have made that the archbishop simply proposed a separate legal system for the followers of Islam, without reference to, and apart from, the great and ancient tradition of English common law, is, intentionally or unintentionally, a distortion of what he actually said.
By Mark S. Sisk | February 15, 2008; 09:31 AM ET | Comments (17)
The role of a free society is to allow maximum scope for the believers to define what the core belief might be.
By Mark S. Sisk | January 10, 2008; 06:13 AM ET | Comments (4)
We should explore and know the moral values and religious beliefs of presidential candidates wherever they are key to their broader public moral sense and the decisions that they will make if elected.
By Mark S. Sisk | January 1, 2008; 02:24 PM ET | Comments (0)
To forgive does not mean pretending that some evil did not happen. Nor does it mean explaining away the culprit’s responsibility.
By Mark S. Sisk | November 19, 2007; 07:36 AM ET | Comments (2)
I hope it is true. If it is true, it makes religious wars (past and present) all the more puzzling.
By Mark S. Sisk | October 23, 2007; 08:36 AM ET | Comments (4)
Mercy and truth have met together; Righteousness and peace have kissed each other. Psalm 86:10 The few words of this brief passage capture the essence of a hope for human life that I believe lies at the heart of human...
By Mark S. Sisk | August 23, 2007; 11:42 AM ET | Comments (0)
Those who do care are among those who most passionately want God’s message of abiding love made ever more available.
By Mark S. Sisk | July 23, 2007; 12:40 PM ET | Comments (8)
It is by our questioning that our understandings become our own.
By Mark S. Sisk | June 19, 2007; 07:11 AM ET | Comments (116)
I want to begin by challenging the assumption that there is any equivalence between apology and repentance. That linkage may exist – but it may not. More than a few folks have been known to offer an abject apology motivated...
By Mark S. Sisk | April 30, 2007; 09:53 AM ET | Comments (4)
Islam, like many religions, does not have a long tradition of existing without the benefit of being the established religion of an area.
By Mark S. Sisk | April 23, 2007; 08:36 AM ET | Comments (11)
The word of promise that Christianity offers is God’s assurance that such brokenness is not life’s final word.
By Mark S. Sisk | April 18, 2007; 11:25 AM ET | Comments (37)
My answer to this question is in a word: NO....
By Mark S. Sisk | March 7, 2007; 12:40 PM ET | Comments (16)
The contradictions between what I saw and what I had been taught troubled me deeply.
By Mark S. Sisk | March 3, 2007; 10:31 AM ET | Comments (75)
To treat creation as an expendable resource solely for our own use, without a thought for the larger good or the future is, I believe, sinful.
By Mark S. Sisk | February 12, 2007; 07:05 AM ET | Comments (21)
It is my hope that through prayer I will be equipped to see God’s presence in the world.
By Mark S. Sisk | February 3, 2007; 11:30 AM ET | Comments (21)
I believe that it is important that a candidate for president to demonstrate that he or she clearly understands and acknowledges the importance of religious freedom and the place of religion in the lives of many Americans. I would hope...
By Mark S. Sisk | January 31, 2007; 04:29 PM ET | Comments (1)
Among the gravest moral dangers of this war is the extent to which we, as a nation, have been led to embrace the tactics of our terrorist enemy.
By Mark S. Sisk | January 14, 2007; 05:32 PM ET | Comments (31)
God loves without respect to the differences that so painfully divide us....No one is beyond the love of God.
By Mark S. Sisk | December 22, 2006; 10:30 AM ET | Comments (18)
Frankly, I shudder to imagine the nation that is envisioned by those who would like this country to become what its founders never intended: a nation grounded in Christian doctrine
By Mark S. Sisk | December 15, 2006; 03:30 PM ET | Comments (43)
Unless and until Christians are prepared to confess their, our, complicity in the violence that has so wounded the human community, in the name of the God that we love and serve, that community will not be able to escape the seductive vortex of violence, nor will we ever be reconciled to the God who calls us into faith.
By Mark S. Sisk | November 29, 2006; 06:28 PM ET | Comments (4)