January 17, 2018

The current collapse of Cryptocurrencies is like the current collapse of Christianity. At the moment, people are selling off crypto in droves and Westerners are disassociating from Christianity like it’s the plague. The rumors of the death of Crypto, Christ/Christianity, are sorely over-stated. Collapse doesn’t mean death. In the case of these two concepts, collapse is a needed course correction to allow what are blessed gifts to the world to be honed, take root, and emerege to make needed change… Read more

January 5, 2018

We’ve taken another trip ‘round our Sun. It’s the start of another new year. What to do with it? How shall we live it? As poet Mary Oliver put is, “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” Pondering our life ahead can seem like looking into an opaque and misty crystal ball, or like entering into a mysterious maze rife with all manner of pits to fall into, countless places to… Read more

December 22, 2017

“P” is for Poetry To better help people understand the difference between liberal Christianity and progressive Christianity, I’ve referred to what I call the “The 11 Ps of Progressive Christianity“: * Postmodern * Passionate * Poetic * Prophetic/Political * Prayerful * Practical/Practice/Praxis/orthoPraxy * Paradoxical * Pro-LGBTQI * Peaceful/Pacifist * Panentheistic * Pluralistic. It is the third of those three that I intend to convey at this time. Over the years I’ve put forth the following assertions: 

“..Christians rightfully honor and… Read more

December 12, 2017

A human interest story in the news recently went viral. An infant placed on Santa’s lap in a shopping mall signaled “Help!” using sign language. …Kerry Spencer taught both of her children to sign using American Sign Language before they could speak because she found it useful to be able to communicate with them when they were babies. However, she did not anticipate her son, Samuel, to use his skill to communicate that he did NOT enjoy the experience of… Read more

November 30, 2017

Sure. “Namaste.” Yes “the divine in me meets the divine in you.” The light in me greets the light in you…. But it’s not just your glitter and gold that I’m looking for. Nice straight teeth and a smile that shines up a room – Okay, yeah. Noted. Petite button nose and luscious locks and tresses. Alright. Impeccable resume gilded with ivy league goodness and summa cum laude highlights. Fine. You’ve attended church every Sunday for the past 20 years…. Read more

November 28, 2017

If you are on social media you are no doubt abundantly aware of the “Me too” campaign that has been taking place. It’s a powerful way for women to convey to the world that they have been the victim of sexual harassment or sexual assault at the hands of men. It is quite clear that nearly all women have experienced either of those – some on a daily basis. They’re trying to show us the great extent of this problem… Read more

November 17, 2017

“A scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.” And, I am trustworthy – except when I’m not. I am loyal, except when I broke a vow. I am helpful, except when I’m being selfish and self-centered. I am friendly, except when I’m aloof and dismissive. I am courteous except when I’m rude. I am kind – except when I’m mean. I am obedient. Except when I pull illegal U-turns. I am cheerful,… Read more

September 13, 2017

Progressive Christianity intentionally seeks to evolve and adapt with the times so that the faith can continue to be sensible, relevant, and meaningful in the lives of people. As part of this, we tend to believe that Christianity isn’t the “best,” “only,” “right,” and/or “true,” religion or way that God is at work in the world. We honor that the Divine is fully at work in all of the major world religions – and beyond. Perhaps a bit like John… Read more

May 9, 2017

  14 brave souls gather to grieve a band of brothers daring to admit and touch the essential pain we each carry wounded warriors coming to council to lick our wounds in the private lair of men we smudge each other with sage to purify and set our resolve followed by a whiffing of sweet grass to invite in some softness – the gentleness needed we may be destroyed but we don’t have to destroy. our stories shared, we hold… Read more

May 5, 2017

Tidal tsunami of torrid twitted tirades Blitzkrieg of belligerent bombastic blow-harded baffoonery Putrid plethora of pompous political pronouncements and pathetic public policy puke! Like a river of wasps my eyes sting when I see hundreds of families being ripped apart by forced deportations My pupils fix when they witness the Apprentice president bullying sanctuary cities into getting with the “ICE” cold program My eyes dilate when they see funding to vital social programs held hostage to repealing Obamacare My eyes… Read more




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