A Gentle Fraying: Observing a Homespun Lent, Week 6

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Found Objects The following is an excerpt from the Palm Sunday chapter in my book A Homemade Year. I thought it fitting for this 6th week of Lent, when we are all a little rusty and dusty ourselves from wandering in the wilderness for almost forty days, that we remember the more humble beginnings of the pomp [Read More...]

Blessing Taxes, Honoring Oaths


Taxes are the way that people of faith care for the most vulnerable of our fellow citizens, by funding our government’s social safety-net services. Charity through faith communities and other groups is a vital supplement, but no replacement, for the role we give our government in meeting critical human needs. The “Blessing of Taxes” in [Read More...]

If Jesus Gave a TED Talk (#5): When the Capitol is Surrounded by Armies


This is the fifth in a series of posts where I re-imagine Jesus’ five big sermons as TED Talks, in which he Educates people in God’s new Design for a world that runs on the Technology called love.  This post is an interpretive paraphrase of Matthew 24. ——————————————————————- When I say our civilization is on the brink of destruction, most people don’t believe me. But [Read More...]