Tragedy in Tucson: An All-Too-Real Parable Unfolding

The tragedy in Tucson this week has brought us once again to the brink of asking all the right questions. What is it going to take for us to wake up to the truth that hateful and violent speech leads to hateful and violent actions? A parable has unfolded before our eyes this week. The question is whether will heed its message. [Read more…]

Demon-Possessed Politics

In the wake of yesterday’s tragic shooting of U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords no small number of commentators were quick to lay blame for the climate in which this kind of thing could happen at the doorstep of millions who differ with Ms. Giffords’s views. I find that troubling — not because I share those views — but because it points to a general decline in thoughtful, judicious political conversation. [Read more…]

God, The Holy Adventurer

On this first day of your holy adventure, we begin with the basics – our relationship with God, the Holy Adventurer. How you imagine the ultimate reality will shape what you expect from yourself and the world. What kind of world do we live in? Is God on our side or against us? Does God want us to have abundant life or does God want us to remain passive and subservient, living by scarcity? [Read more…]


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