What was anticipated to be “the Christian Century” certainly did not live up to that lofty expectation. To the contrary, it has led us into a new century with more uncertainties, questions, doubts, and anxieties than we ever could have imagined. Whatever happened to “Don’t worry, be happy”? Simply put: there are now many more reasons to worry than to be happy (however one defines happiness). Stress, anxiety, apprehension, worry, fear – whatever else you want to add to the list – appear to be major ingredients in a life gone global. Our concerns are no longer local, regional, or even national. The fluttering wings of a butterfly any place in the world can cause a powerful wind of destruction right in our own neighborhood.