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October 12, 2013
Who does your heart break for?
Last month I had the joy of participating in the first Life on Fire un-conference...
October 05, 2013
Beloveds, I believe that we are all in this together – and together, we can...
October 03, 2013
Swimming in the Christian Waters (or: Beware, You May be a Humanist)
Let’s say you find yourself living in, oh, let’s say the United States. It’s a...
September 28, 2013
First, gather friends and family. Together, build a structure with at least three sides. Roof...
September 10, 2013
Reflections on Global Suicide Prevention Day
Suicide Prevention Day. Note: If you feel even vaguely suicidal right now, please don’t read...
September 08, 2013
Season of Forgiveness
Reflecting on his experience as a prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials, the International Military Tribunal...
September 04, 2013
None of the Above
As I write, the President and Congress are discussing how to respond to the use...
August 29, 2013
Dancing The Real
You danced once, there, in those rocks. It meant something. It all did—you, your...
August 24, 2013
Today I am going to try and live into the simplicity and struggle of this...
August 17, 2013
There is an old and often told story of a child walking along a beach,...
August 16, 2013
Welcome To This Broken World, Sweetheart (2013)
Amid the commotion of our family's ordinary daily lives, I do pay some attention to...
August 10, 2013
I had the honor of spending this week with a dozen youth who chose to...
July 29, 2013
Keep the Faith!
In his story of a man with a sneering wife, Sufi master Rumi begins: A...
July 20, 2013
Embodied Justice, Embodied Speech
Beloveds, let us have a common vocabulary. In the midst of the conversation on race...
June 29, 2013
Storms and Solidarity
All day Thursday I wore my Standing on the Side of Love t-shirt, through meetings...
June 26, 2013
What it Means
Today the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act and declared that the...
June 10, 2013
A People of Promise
We are all in this together, beloveds. All of creation is ultimately and intimately relational....
May 19, 2013
Compassion and Connection
His Holiness the Dalai Lama has graced New Orleans with his presence this weekend. Prayer...
May 15, 2013
My friend recently shared an article that complained about dog lovers foisting their animals on...
May 11, 2013
Standing in the doorway between the ticket table and the concert last night, the music...
May 09, 2013
A Former Member Asks the Minister for a Favor
She says her family shuns her. She says it has something to do with God....
May 04, 2013
Prayers for the Possible
In 1854, Rev. Theodore Parker prayed: “Help us to grow stronger and nobler by this...
April 20, 2013
love is the voice under all silences; the hope which has no opposite in fear;...
April 13, 2013
Today I have to make sure that there is a port-a-potty for the tri-congregation Earth...
April 12, 2013
Help: We All Need Somebody, Sometime
I have learned a thing or two about asking for help these past two weeks....
April 06, 2013
The People’s Work
In The Prophetic Imperative: Social Gospel in Theory and Practice, Rev. Richard Gilbert lays out...
March 30, 2013
There Is No Failure But Not To Try
We do not have to wait until we are perfect to practice our faith. While...
March 27, 2013
Before the Court
As I write, the Supreme Court is just finishing up oral arguments on the Defense...
March 23, 2013
Suprised by Joy: the Gift of Forgiveness
“Forgiveness can begin the moment we accept that the past cannot be changed.” These words,...
March 12, 2013
"If words come out of the heart, they will enter the heart, but if they...
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