FAITH HEALER: A PLAY BY BRIAN FRIEL

FRANK HARDY FAITH HEALER

Kathryn Kuhlman (1907-1976), a Methodist faith healer and born-again Christian, had a weekly program in the 1960’s and 1970’s that I sorely regret having missed. How can you not love an evangelist who was married (briefly) to a man named Burroughs A. Waltrip of Dallas, and who was sued by her personal administrator for purportedly […]

FINDING WORDS FOR TODAY’S COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION

I spend so much time alone, pondering and praying, that I sometimes forget much of the world holds very different views than I do. The other day, for example, while talking to a secular friend, I (very unwisely) burst forth with an impassioned description of an essay I was working on. “It’s about womanhood, and […]

LIGHTEN UP, ALREADY

BIRTHDAY PARTY

From a piece by Andrew Sullivan from New York Magazine, dated December 7, 2018, entitled “America’s New Religions”: “For many, especially the young, discovering a new meaning in the midst of the fallen world is thrilling. And social-justice ideology does everything a religion should. It offers an account of the whole: that human life and […]