Tag: George Mitrovich

The Angst of April

| April 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich Last month in my column I wrote about one of my heroes, Billy Graham. This month I’m back, mostly, to Donald John Trump, who is as far from William Franklin Graham as heaven from hell. So, I will do here what I haven’t really done before, share a selection of my recent […]

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Billy Graham

| March 5, 2018 | 0 Comments
Billy Graham

By George Mitrovich Upon the passing of Billy Graham, I posted a tribute to him on Facebook and shared my tribute with close friends I frequently email on issues important to me. First, here is my tribute: The passing of Billy Graham ends an era, not alone for American Christianity, but in the world. In […]

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Jesus, Am I a Christian?

| January 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich On the day before Christmas, Nicholas Kristoff’s column in The New York Times was entitled, “Cardinal, am I a Christian?” To haters of The Times, who believe it inherently and disgustingly liberal, Mr. Kristoff’s column may seem odd, but it shouldn’t, as the question of Mr. Kristoff’s “Christian standing” is one he […]

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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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| 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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