Speaker: Betsy Woodman

Crime and Punishment in a Himalayan Boarding School

Sermon Title:  “Crime and Punishment in a Himalayan Boarding School”

Summary:  Scripture class three times a week. Dinner table arguments about salvation and damnation. Life at an American missionary boarding school in India in the 1960s provided quite a religious education—and some ethical conundrums. I’m still … read more.

Youth: The Arrows in our Collective Quiver

The cover of the September issue of Entrepreneur magazine featured a thirteen-year-old girl in a pink dress, sucking on a lollipop. She’s the founder and CEO of a multimillion-dollar company. The same month, Mother Jones reported on a generation of American students drowning in debt.

Across … read more.

Service – Father’s Very Day

Pop culture and world religious traditions give us wildly conflicting images of fathers: on the one hand, loving, nurturing figures, but on the other, tyrannical, selfish, bloodthirsty monsters. No wonder fathers provoke a swirl of powerful feelings! How to make sense of it all?


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Copyright Betsy Woodman 2018

Remember President George H.W. Bush’s calls for a “kinder, gentler America?” I haven’t heard many pleas like that coming out of high places lately. One area where we’re definitely not being kind or gentle is political humor. As WIRED … read more.