Oppressed to Kill

This column was published on UPI’s Religion and Spirituality Fourm on February 19, 2007.

I’m worried that the contemporary religious fixation with oppression may be starting to affect the Protestant tradition that is my spiritual home.

On a recent trip to Geneva I took time to contemplate my Calvinist spiritual roots by spending a few hours in prayer at the Cathédrale Saint-Pierre, where Calvin preached, I visited the “Reformation Wall,” a monument to all things reformed, and I perused the International Reformation Museum, all in the happily-realized hope that a journey into the heart of Reformed Christianity would invigorate my spiritual life. Continue reading