Chester Gillis

Stories by Chester Gillis

Religious difference must be addressed and negotiated

Chelsea Clinton, raised Methodist, and Marc Mezvinsky, Jewish, will wed this weekend. Statistics show that 37 percent of Americans have … Continued

Will the Pope Really Listen or Just Talk?

The moral failings of the Church regarding the sexual abuse tragedy require a new sincere attempt to listen.

We are Seekers and Shoppers

Americans are seekers and shoppers. When it pertains to religion, they are no different. You may hear someone say, “I … Continued

No Need for Separate Legal Systems

As much as I respect the Archbishop of Canterbury, I do not favor U.S. law making room for sharia or … Continued

God’s Standards Cannot be Changed

How do we arrive at God’s standards? By relying upon the Hebrew scriptures, the New Testament, the Qur’an, the Upanishads, … Continued

Happy Holidays? Which One?

When I got to the cashier after standing in the line at the grocery store on Wednesday, November 21, the … Continued

Love Your Enemies

Love Your Enemies In the gospel, Jesus commands his followers not only to forgive enemies, but also to love them: … Continued

A Distorted View of Religion

Governments, families, communities, and individuals can be similarly accused. Like any other institution, religion can be, and has been, misused … Continued

You are Criminals, Not Martyrs

Those of you who take innocent lives in the name of religion neither do justice nor represent a merciful God. … Continued

A Distinguished List of Doubters

I doubt that there has ever been a saint or theologian who did not have doubts about faith. The list … Continued

The World Lives and Worships Here Now

There was a time, and not long ago, when slow communications, the hardships of travel, and the mystery of the … Continued