The Sky is Not Falling: Post-Election Reflections

“Like many progressives, I was disheartened by last night’s election results. But now is not the time for apocalyptic thinking – to foresee the end of the progressive era or the repeal of what we have fought hard to achieve. Despite short-term reversals, progressives – in faith and politics – are by nature optimistic and future-oriented. In spirituality, progressives believe that the future is open and that the divine calls us to look forward rather than backward to find our destiny.” Bruce Epperly calling us forward after yesterday’s election results… [Read more…]

Love: The Disruptive Absence

We tend to create desire out of the desire of the other. The other could be law, society, God, peers and Other others. We attempt to try to fill these gaps of desire with things that cannot truly fill them. They are representations of representations. And so they aren’t Real, they are simply real. The idea of love is a shadow to love. All of our ideas of love make up what love should/could be. [Read more…]

Election Day: What Would Jesus Do?

“It seems as though all pretense of civility in our nation is evaporating in the heat and light of an increasingly divisive atmosphere fueled by a rabid 24/7 media. As a person of faith, I join in the chorus of those who call us all to a higher ideal. I believe we can be better than this.” Peter Wallace from Day1.org on following the call of Jesus into the voting booth. [Read more…]