Category Archives: Essays

St. Peter’s Square, Vatican, Rome

Pope Francis Takes the Gay Gloves Off

Can we drop the Both Sides journalism façade? False balance, also bothsidesism: A media bias in which journalists present an issue as being more balanced between opposing viewpoints than the evidence supports. I woke up Monday morning to harsh, depressing news In a story from

Man In Yellow Protective Suit

An Old, New Way to Pray

Gamma, gamma, hey! Neuroscientists who have been studying Buddhist monks and how meditation affects the brain since the early 1990s have made some pretty phenomenal discoveries over the decades. Meditation on subjects such as compassion, loving-kindness and even just following the breath, is shown to

Matcha cocktail in a bar

Just Say No to the Right Wing’s Hip-Flask Hooch

Rev. Paul M. TurnerEditor-in-Chief of Whosoever and Founding and Senior Pastor of Gentle Spirit Christian Church of Atlanta, Rev. Paul M. Turner grew up in suburban Chicago and was ordained by the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches in 1989. He and his husband Bill

Hands sculpture water fountain

Reclaiming Our Baptism, Remembering Who We Are

One of the features of being in foster care for many, especially in the ’70s and ’80s, was there was no contact with the birth family to be had. Depending on family circumstances, that can be a good or bad thing. But the result is