Category: COVID-19

  • An Open Letter to District 135 & 230 Concerning Potential COVID Mask & Social Distancing Mandates

    An Open Letter to District 135 & 230 Concerning Potential COVID Mask & Social Distancing Mandates

    To Whom It May Concern: This letter is being sent to implore the school board to act for the safety of our children. Do not demand restrictions that are more “hygiene theatre[1]” than reasonable restrictions for our children’s safety. Restrictions that include social distancing and mask wearing have little value for kids’ physical health while […]

  • Biden, Trump, Pandemics, Race and the Role of Christians in the Public Square

    Biden, Trump, Pandemics, Race and the Role of Christians in the Public Square

    What are Christians to do during this time of turmoil, anger, and partisanship where serious choices need to be made?

  • A Poem from my Son

    A Poem from my Son

    Last night my almost-nine-year-old, Eli, sent me this poem. He wrote it as a reflection of what he has been experiencing the last few months. I thought it was special that he did this on his own without prompting. Unsung Heroes By Eli Citlau The policeman who goes down in a gunfight, The firefighter who […]

  • Opening the Economy is the Best Way to Save Lives

    Opening the Economy is the Best Way to Save Lives

    In March, President Trump called for the nation to follow his stay-at-home order to stop the spread. His order has expired and he is encouraging that states move quickly to reopen their economies. Privatly and publicly, public health officials are sounding the alarm. As we open the economy, cases and deaths will soar. Some well-respected […]

  • Life Together: Building Trust

    Life Together: Building Trust

    A friend from church has been reading my essays on Life Together and asked a question, “How is Trust Developed in the church’s life together when church is one of the primary ways of learning and giving love”. It is this question that I want to explore from the viewpoint of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. It will […]

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