Month: May 2015

It's Been A Long Time Coming

It's Been A Long Time Coming

Guy Carawan died earlier this month at the Highlander Center in Tennessee. He had been the director there for many years. While an accomplished musician, folklorist and collector of traditional hymns and songs, his most lasting contribution is probably one he launched almost accidentally. “O Sanctissima” is a Roman Catholic hymn composed in 1792. Beethoven arranged the hymn as “No. 4” in his ̶ ...[Read More]

Slip Sliding Away

Slip Sliding Away

By now, many of you have read the news articles and numerous responses to the latest Pew Research that shows the number of people who identify themselves as Christians is declining. Over the last seven years, that number has fallen 8 percent. While no one is surprised that the majority of the decline has been in mainline Protestant churches with evangelicals remaining stable, there was a marked ri ...[Read More]

Thou Foolish Philanthropist

philanthropy, philanthropist, technology

These six assumptions kept returning to our conversations about how tech people think—and what they will hopefully bring to the practice of philanthropy.

What Lies Beneath

What Lies Beneath

A few minutes before noon on April 25 two tectonic plates nine miles beneath the surface of the earth shifted after 81 years of grinding and pushing against each other. The force of 20 thermonuclear bombs was released in a moment, and the entire city of Katmandhu was lifted permanently by more than two feet. The destruction is the worst in the 21st century and while 5,000 people have been accounte ...[Read More]