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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...
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 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 18, 2013
My Covenant with All That Is
I pledge to follow The earth’s gentle curve As I go; I pledge to breathe...
June 29, 2013
Storms and Solidarity
All day Thursday I wore my Standing on the Side of Love t-shirt, through meetings...
June 19, 2013
When Worlds Collide
I had an interesting conversation with a friend the other day about a controversy in...
June 10, 2013
A People of Promise
We are all in this together, beloveds. All of creation is ultimately and intimately relational....
May 11, 2013
Standing in the doorway between the ticket table and the concert last night, the music...
May 10, 2013
Who Decides What Is “Value-Added?”
For whatever reasons having to do with time but also interest, I am the one...
April 20, 2013
love is the voice under all silences; the hope which has no opposite in fear;...
April 18, 2013
Hunting Only for Kindness
I was scrubbing the dishes this evening, hot steam rising up from the sink, when...
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 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 19, 2013
Tomorrow is the first day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Here in Central Pennsylvania,...
March 09, 2013
…born and re-born again
“Love, yes, love your calling, for this holy and generous love will impart strength to...
March 03, 2013
Being and Doing, Work and Spiritual Practice
Last week I attended an interesting conference called Wisdom 2.0, about the convergence of technology...
March 02, 2013
“Keep fresh before me the moments of my High Resolve, that in fair weather or...
February 08, 2013
It is Carnival time in New Orleans! From now until Ash Wednesday, there will be...
January 25, 2013
Guns: Relationship Status: “It’s complicated.”
I first held a gun when I was eight years old. One of my uncles...
January 18, 2013
"You need not think alike to love alike." This was the wisdom of Francis David, spiritual...
January 11, 2013
We Are All In This Together
“If middle-class Americans do not feel threatened by the slow encroachment of the police state...
January 04, 2013
Sunday, January 6th, marks the celebration of Epiphany – a.k.a. Twelfth Night, Three Kings Day, la...
December 28, 2012
Love & Grief: Two Sides of the Same Coin
One night as the on-call hospital chaplain, I witnessed the end of three marriages, each...
December 24, 2012
For So the Children Come
For each child that’s born A morning star rises and sings to the universe who...
December 14, 2012
YOU GOT PEOPLE
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