Tag: George Mitrovich

Alabama in the Mind of America

| December 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

I was recently the guest preacher at the First United Methodist Church of Montgomery, Alabama: a historic and key church in Alabama’s capital city. The invitation to preach came from Dr. Jeremy Pridgeon, the church’s senior minister. He had extended the invitation last spring, when he called to ask if I would come to Montgomery […]

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Save Our Children

| November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

My wife and I will survive the consequences of Donald Trump’s presidency. Our three children, possibly, our grandchildren, will not. If you think that’s just our circumstance, unrelated to yours, you are mistaken in your judgment. I will come back to this, but first: Trump is president. He wasn’t my candidate, possibly, not yours. But […]

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CAREGIVERS, HOUSEWIVES AND HISTORY

| October 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

When you’ve been married 60 years you appreciate the challenges your wife faces, as mother and housewife (if you have any measure of self-awareness); when your wife is hospitalized 49 days due to a catastrophic leg break and finally comes home, where 24-hour care is necessary, your “appreciation” is suddenly, dramatically, exponentially, greater. Friday, March […]

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The Matter of Facebook

| September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

“MySpace.com,” was the title of a sermon I preached at Washington’s National Cathedral, America’s foremost Protestant pulpit. MySpace was the social media rage. So much so that in 2005 Rupert Murdoch, the media baron, paid $580 million to buy it. I chose my sermon title because I wanted to make the essential point that everyone […]

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August Musings

| August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

When you average writing 7,000 words a week, there’s a possibility you may encounter what’s called, “writer’s block.” This may disappoint you, but so far it hasn’t happened to me. Which is to say my Sentinel column for August is a collection of random thoughts, rather than a single theme, as is my norm. I […]

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Trump is Still Trump

| July 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich The greatest thing ever said about age was said by the great Negro Leagues pitcher, Leroy “Satchel” Paige, who memorably said: “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?” Having just gone through lung surgery at Sharp Hospital (unrelated to smoking, which I’ve never done and have […]

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Donald Trump and the 25th Amendment

| June 5, 2017 | 1 Comment

By George Mitrovich As I write this column the president is in the Middle East, with visits to Saudi Arabia and Israel, and his Holiness in Rome ahead. So far it seems like a normal presidential trip, with Trump reading from speeches prepared for him, and has refrained from Tweeting. Is there a new Trump? […]

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The State of Our Confusion

| May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

by George Mitrovich Renunciation of thinking is a declaration of spiritual bankruptcy. Where there is no longer a conviction that men can get to know the truth by their own thinking, skepticism begins. — “Out of My Life and Thought” by Albert Schweitzer The Syrian Government dropped sarin gas on its defenseless citizens and 80 […]

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Courtesy, Civil Society & Journalism

| April 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich Bret Peace is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of Michigan Law School. He’s written a book, “Actual Malice,” which documents the collapse of Congressman Gary Condit’s political career; a collapse brought about by the Washington Post and the District of Columbia’s police department. Peace’s book, written in partnership with […]

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Encountering Ayn Rand at Fourteen?

| March 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

I was 14 when I saw “The Fountainhead” with Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal. I saw the film on a Saturday afternoon at the North Park Theater (a 10 cents trolley ride from our home on Redwood Street on the border with South Park). The “gang” I hung out were all from the neighborhood and […]

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