Organized Alternative to Evangelical Christian Politics

  Recently my Facebook feed offered a troubling article from a former member of the evangelical Christian community that caught my attention. As I read it, I grew more and more distressed. No other writing, news headline, or video soundbite in the last four months has given me so much pause as this one. Why? Because it’s […]

Check Out The Civil Conversations Project

I am glad to know that many others are thinking along the same lines about the problems that plague our public lives. One effort I truly appreciate is called the Civil Conversations Project (CCP), which “is a series of radio shows and an online resource for beginning new conversations in families and communities. How do we speak […]

Public Life Skills is the X Factor When Government and People Come Together

Have you been to those government-run public meetings, you know the ones, where they roll out flip charts, markers, blank pages, sticker dots, and other assorted materials so that you can “provide your input?” Sure you do, this sort of meeting typically happens in charettes, where design considerations are often put to the public for their […]