A Context for Hope: A Tribute to Harper Lee

Harper Lee died last week. She would have been surprised, I think, to know what a profound impact her book, To Kill A Mockingbird, in its film form, had on me. It gave me what I had too little of in my childhood — hope. As a child growing up in demonically racist Albany, Georgia [Read More…]

Too Many Positive Coincidences: How a Church Reaches At-Risk Teens

by The Rev. Pam Brokaw Dreaming of a bright future can be more difficult in an economically depressed community – especially for its young people. However, for the city of Winlock, one church has found a way to plant seeds of hope that are truly taking root. In this rural community in southwestern Washington, many [Read More…]

I Corinthians 13: Colossus, Rise & Swallow Death

“When Enkidu heard these words he tore out the Bull’s right thigh and tossed it in her face saying, ‘If I could lay my hands on you, it is this I should do to you, and lash the entrails to your side.’” The Epic of Gilgamensh “And now I will show you the most excellent [Read More…]