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November 14, 2013
How Sisyphus Got It Right
I have participated in National Novel Writing Month three times now. I have never reached...
November 12, 2013
Anything I can do, We can do better…
“We think that honesty and living in truth are better ways to live than propaganda...
November 07, 2013
Morality: It’s About Hopping Out of That Tree
We all make a decision every day, consciously or unconsciously: Am I going to cooperate...
October 29, 2013
Messy & Beloved? Yes.
Beloved Community is ever on my mind lately, both who we are and who we...
October 24, 2013
To Becoming Silent
by Pablo Neruda (translation by David Breeden) Now, let's all count to twelve, then keep...
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 10, 2013
The ABCs of Extortion
A. Thucydides--that Greek telling his story, human doings with nary a nod to the gods--said...
October 05, 2013
Beloveds, I believe that we are all in this together – and together, we can...
October 04, 2013
America…Where Do We Begin?
I can’t sleep. Again. Tonight I’m thinking about how, in the city where I live,...
September 12, 2013
Who’s In and Who’s Out of Institutions (and the immigrants between)
The British social anthropologist Mary Douglas had this to say about institutions: Inside a...
September 08, 2013
Season of Forgiveness
Reflecting on his experience as a prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials, the International Military Tribunal...
September 05, 2013
Bombing Again? But It’ll Work This Time!
There’s really no need to refer to specifics. When you’ve been a citizen of the...
September 04, 2013
None of the Above
As I write, the President and Congress are discussing how to respond to the use...
August 24, 2013
Today I am going to try and live into the simplicity and struggle of this...
August 21, 2013
Perhaps you have heard about Antoinette Tuff, who this week single-handedly prevented a massacre at...
August 17, 2013
There is an old and often told story of a child walking along a beach,...
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...
July 15, 2013
Stand Your Ground
George Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin. Apparently he was allowed to “stand his...
July 07, 2013
Weeding Out Racism
I’m a gardener in the upper Midwest, so in July I spend a lot of...
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....
June 05, 2013
I expect by now you’ve heard the story: seen the pictures of the people bludgeoned...
May 25, 2013
It will only be five minutes. A favor. Celebrating women in the month of May...
May 19, 2013
Compassion and Connection
His Holiness the Dalai Lama has graced New Orleans with his presence this weekend. Prayer...
May 11, 2013
Standing in the doorway between the ticket table and the concert last night, the music...
May 04, 2013
Prayers for the Possible
In 1854, Rev. Theodore Parker prayed: “Help us to grow stronger and nobler by this...
May 01, 2013
For You Were a Stranger in Egypt
There are many biblical passages calling people to offer hospitality to the stranger. Here is...
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