NAVIGATING THROUGH THE TROUBLE WATERS OF FAMILY CONFLICT

Dave Johnson, a San Jose police officer, relates the following dreaded call of a family disturbance in his book, ‘The Light Behind the Star.’ I could see a couple standing in the front yard of the home. A woman was crying and yelling at the man, who was standing with his hands in the pockets …

TEFLON LIVING IN A MUD-SLINGING WORLD

In his Lives of the Caesars, Suetonius (a Roman writer and secretary to Hadrian) was one of the first pagan writers to mention Christianity. But the context was hardly positive: believers are mentioned only as ‘a class of men given to a new and mischievous superstition.’ This charge of superstition was perhaps the most serious, …