Wisdom’s Mystery & Grace – Rev. Daniel Smith

Somehow I made it this far in life without knowing about Stanislav Petrov, the man who may have saved the world from nuclear annihilation. Petrov was a lieutenant colonel in the Soviet Air Defense Forces in 1983, when he received a warning from the computerized Soviet early warning system of an imminent nuclear attack from […]


Criminalizing homelessness is not the answer – Rev. Dr. Douglas R. Sharp

We live in a country whose historic legacy as a democracy is the unalienable right to life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness, and the role of government is to protect those rights against alienation. Apparently, however, these rights and freedoms are all contingent upon whether an individual is sheltered. The Declaration of Independence […]


Election season is a time to reflect on loyalty and the common good

We’ve recently learned that U.S. News & World Report has given a number one ranking to our state’s economy, and a number two ranking to Colorado Springs as a “best place to live.” This must be received as terrific news, no matter how one qualifies the criteria for such rankings. It’s hard not to notice […]