Norris Burkes, Hattiesburg American

Norris Burkes

Hattiesburg American

Sacramento, CA, United States

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Past articles by Norris:

Integrity and competency: Who will you vote for?

Let’s pause to ask two questions concerning the candidate who publicly professes his or her religion. → Read More

Spirituality: God’s love too large to be stuffed into your pocket

Faith is about inviting God into our house, into your house and mine. → Read More

Spirituality: A thing so scary we're afraid to admit it

Once we get past childish fears, we're ready to address our deeper ones. → Read More

Spirituality: Car accident couldn't stop God's plan for daughter

"God must want me dead," she said after her second brush with death within 30 days. → Read More

Spirituality: Faith isn't about getting what we want

Whether you're Christian or Wiccan, making your faith all about you can be self-destructive. → Read More

Spirituality: Weigh candidates' competency more than their faith

A strong faith will help a candidate be a good person, but his or her faith insinuates little about their level of competence. → Read More

How am I doing on my six ‘F’ words?

"Thriving Beyond Surviving” was written to encourage the reader to live by faith and five other important F-words. → Read More

Spirituality: Chaplain remembers the solemn 'Hero's Highway' in Iraq

"I needed to be an eyewitness to the honor, character and bravery of these soldiers." → Read More

Spirituality: What made this couple's wedding priceless

A bride learns firsthand what "Till death do us part" means. → Read More

Spirituality: Unstuffing your stuffy faith for everyday life

We must try to work out the rough spots of our faith, make sense of life as we can, and find others to hold us up along the way. → Read More

Norris Burkes' Spirituality: Seeking a healing touch is a risk worth taking

It’s sad when we have to say we’re sorry for giving someone a human touch, accidental or otherwise. → Read More

Norris Burkes' Spirituality: How am I doing on my six F words?

Norris Burkes uses the outline from his book “Thriving Beyond Surviving” to revisit the personal topics he's raised these past few years. → Read More

New Spirituality column: It's not how much you know, but how much you care

Introducing Spirituality columnist Norris Burkes. → Read More

New Spirituality column: It's not how much you know, but how much you care

Introducing Spirituality columnist Norris Burkes. → Read More

Spirituality: Fake news hurts real people

If you assume Alex Jones is an obscure, harmless nut, think again. → Read More

Confessions of a recovering bibliophobe

I didn’t read whole books in earnest until my 43rd birthday. → Read More

'Fake News' hurts real people

Stop and verify before you spread 'fake news' → Read More

Spirituality: The news of my death precedes me

Mail sent for his daughter's charity returned with “Recipient Deceased.” → Read More

Spirituality: Confessions (and recommendations) of a recovering bibliophobe

Sometimes, confessions spur “me-too” type movements and help inspire change. → Read More

Spirituality: Suicide prevention notes punch 'holes in the darkness'

Norris Burkes and others leave inspirational messages on a bridge where many have jumped to their deaths. → Read More