Commentary

Does Trump's presidency signal the end of the 'American Century'?

In 2012, President Barack Obama declared the United States would always be "the one indispensable nation in world affairs." But only five years later, many people wonder whether that remarkable era of world leadership is now coming to an end. Donald Trump has publicly spoken of abandoning America’s longtime commitments in many regions of the world. 

My prayer on Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Lord, forgive us the sin of patience

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"Patience is a Christian virtue, to be sure. But in the present mean-spirited and divisive political climate, and given the coming disaster on Jan. 20 that we have brought on ourselves, I want to say a good word for impatience," writes Will Willimon, professor of the practice of Christian ministry at Duke Divinity School and a retired United Methodist bishop.

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May 19-June 1, 2017

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