Our Father?

by Craige McMillan -- Of the world's major faiths, Christianity alone has the audacity to refer to the pre-existent, Creator-God of the universe as "Father." Yet even that familiar term is misleading. more…

ICU: Shalala's baby Frankenstein

by Craige McMillan -- I recently visited a friend in the hospital. Hanging on the wall over the bed is a cartoon showing a demoralized patient from the back in a hospital more…

Millennium madness

by Craige McMillan -- The new year provides a convenient fiction for some of us to clear the decks, rearrange the furnishings cluttering up our lives, and take off in a new more…

'Twas the night before Christmas

by Craige McMillan -- It's almost here -- how will you be spending Christmas this year? As I began to answer that question for myself, I started wondering how others spend their more…

by Craige McMillan -- "Confusion, indecision, fear: these are my weapons." --Adolf Hitler "Where there is fear, there is no religion." --Mohandas Gandhi "Perfect love casts out fear." --Saint John, remembering Jesus more…

Raising a ruckus in Chicago

by Craige McMillan -- I'm beginning to accept that, as the millennium draws to a close, we as citizens are cultivated pretty much like mushrooms -- kept in the dark and fed more…

In a word, 'Huh?'

by Craige McMillan -- "The marvels -- of film, radio, and television -- are marvels of one-way communication, which is not communication at all." --Milter Mayer "The most immutable barrier in nature more…

Thanksgiving to whom?

by Craige McMillan -- Remember ever, and always, that your country was founded, not by the "most superficial, the lightest, the most irreflective of all European races," but by the stern old more…

Yellow brick road, Part II

by Craige McMillan -- The great majority of us are required to live a life of constant duplicity. Your health is bound to be affected if, day after day, you say the more…

Yellow brick road, Part I

by Craige McMillan -- Unlike an animal, man is not told by drives and instincts what he must do. And in contrast to man in former times, he is no longer told more…