Thanksgiving Defiance.

Thanksgiving.Seems like a goodthing right? Seems kinda holy. Seems kinda churchy.Except, it’s not a Christian holiday. It’s not part of the liturgical calendar, and they don’t really train us preachers in how to deal with it. Like Memorial Day or the Fourth of July, it’s just one of those secular, civil holidays that many American church-goers “assume” is blessed and sanctioned by the Church.Now it’s not like Thanksgiving is foreign to Christianity. We tend to think it’s good to give … [Read more...]

“Pressure Pots”: a poetic repsonse to Boston & West, Texas tragedies

“doo doo doo do-do do. do.doo doo doo do-do do. do.”david and freddie knew.they knew about the pressure that comes down on me and youand through their song, we were blessed with a pop witness to theterror of knowing what this world’s all about.it honored the good friends who scream “let me out!”that witness is oh so needed.in an age when thousands follow the vapid, overly positive tweets and twitters of radiant yogis and yoginis and the syrupy feel-good platitudes … [Read more...]


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