Russell E. Saltzman is a former Lutheran pastor, transitioning to the Roman Catholic Church.

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Prayer Profiling

From First Thoughts
John H. Thomas is the general minister and president of the United Church of Christ. He recently completed a trip to the Holy Land and penned his reflections about Israel’s occupation of the . . . . Continue Reading »

Jan in a Pan

From First Thoughts
Jan in a Pan is the street-smart title of a 1959 black and white B-grade, science fiction/horror film (released in 1962). I happened to watch it a few nights ago, utterly fascinated by the issues it . . . . Continue Reading »

Reel Aliens

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The Day the Earth Stood Still , a remake of the 1951 black and white movie classic of the same title, will be released December 12. I can’t wait to see it. A emissary from the galactic . . . . Continue Reading »