Dr. Kennedy's Editorials


Dayton Dreaming

Sitting on a park bench watching the Great Miami River drift through downtown Dayton makes me feel like paraphrasing Otis Redding: Two thousand miles I roam, just to make this city my home. Everything still remains the same. But instead of wasting my time, I’m dreaming of a different Dayton. Sitting on the bench watching the river roll away; dreaming, dreaming, dreaming Dayton. read more...

Crackdown on Unlawful Church Campaigning

For reasons explicable only to people lost in a world of political rationalization, Republicans and Democrats use churches for electioneering. Ironically, some churches revel in being so used. When confronted by this fact, both sides say that the other side is just as guilty. What a circular piece of reasoning. Since when do Christians justify unlawful behavior by claiming that everyone else does it? Churches acting illegally and immorally stinks to high heaven. read more...

The World Is Crooked

Corporate scandals rock our world often enough to tempt me to believe the world is crooked instead of flat. My interest increased when I discovered that a number of the biggest crooks are born again Christians. There’s disconnect between the faith of some corporate executives and their propensity to steal money. Dare we forget that stealing puts us at odds with the Commandment: “THOU SHALT NOT STEAL” and in cahoots with one of the seven cardinal sins: GREED. read more...

The Ugly Christian

Remember The Ugly American? First the book and then the movie with Marlon Brando? Well, now we have the ugly Christian. Seriously, the country is full of Christians whose brand of love is just plain ugly. They are judgmental, censorious, pushy, arrogant, and rude. They are loud, boisterous, and nosey. Guess what? I need a twelve-step program for ugliness. “My name is Rodney, and I’m an ugly Christian. I am often critical of those who disagree with me.” Is there a way we can overcome this ugliness and return to the world of truth, beauty, and mutual respect? read more...

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