In this papyrus, Jesus mentions "my wife" and suggests she is his disciple

Did Jesus Have a Wife?

W.J. Astore Did Jesus have a wife? Or, if not a wife, did his mention of “wife” symbolize a greater role for women as disciples? I’ve always wondered about the proudly patriarchal Catholic church and its marginalization of women. WWJD?  Would would Jesus do about a church that is so male-dominated?  So proud of its…

Never underestimate the power of a well-wielded umbrella

Hyper-Competitiveness in China

Michael Murry “Never trust your interpreter. He’s the one selling your secrets to your competition.” So said a Chinese business acquaintance I met while employed for six months in the People’s Republic of China during the fall and winter of 1994-95. I worked for a Thai-Chinese company that installed bowling centers at airports and amusement…

A grieving Laura Christian (far right) appeals to GM and America for justice (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

The GM Ignition Switch Crime

W.J. Astore Truthout has a powerful story on the GM ignition switch design flaw, the one that killed at least thirteen people, and possibly as many as 29 (or more).  If many are so eager to support capital punishment for mass murderers, why not the death penalty for GM?  GM knew about the problem with…