Opinion: The call to Christian advocacy October 28, 2011
Christian advocacy has anchored my ministry, defined my role as an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, and led me to accept and experience God in richly unimaginable ways.
Opinion: Give this One Book a read September 1, 2011
Recently I’ve been hearing about colleges who assign “common reads” to their incoming students — a single title that is to be read before arriving at college and then discussed in small groups when school starts. It’s a take-off on a program that’s been popular in communities and states for at least ten years, often going under the name One Book.
Opinion: Wrecking creation is a sin August 20, 2011
As the first generation to foresee and the final generation with an opportunity to forestall the most catastrophic effects of global warming, this is the time. Now is the moment.
It’s time to reform our own health care July 3, 2011
Of the many resolutions that will be deliberated beginning today one that stands out to me, as the result of several recent conversations, is “Affirming Health Care Coverage for Clergy Families.”
Approaching Lent as 'Easter people' March 8, 2011
Entering the Lenten season is always a bit of a perplexing situation. We go into it knowing it as a time of increased devotion, fasting and generosity – but also understanding these practices of discipleship are traits we want to hold dear in our walk of faith at all times.
Opinion: First class attitudes March 4, 2011
As I boarded a plane today, I was confronted by what I call a first class attitude. A passenger had put his/her fairly large bag in the overhead bin where it did not fit. It was simply too long, and it was left sticking out beyond possibility of the bin closing.