January 6, 2022.Reading time 10 minutes.
———————-“I cannot be awake, for nothing looks to me as it did before, or else I am awake for the first time, and all before has been a mean sleep.” ― Walt Whitman He Qi, The Adoration of the Magi Matthew 2:1-2 NRSVIn the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of […]
October 8, 2017.Reading time 11 minutes.
Matthew 21:23-32 When I was in middle school I went to summer camp once. I remember bits and pieces of my experience there, and one thing I remember distinctly is a certain “game” the camp counselors had us play called a trust fall. Now I’m sure a lot of you have at least heard of […]
May 14, 2017.Reading time 7 minutes.
John 10:1-10 I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the intersection of religion and politics. Now before you run away after hearing this, please hear me out. I know some of us prefer to avoid that conversation, but I think it’s really important to address it. Religion and politics have been intertwined ever since human […]
March 25, 2017.Reading time 10 minutes.
John 4:5-15 A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia’s Dare to Understand Awards event. The featured speaker was Eboo Patel, founder of Interfaith Youth Core in Chicago. I have met with Eboo various times and consider him to be one of my mentors. He inspired […]
October 8, 2016.Reading time 8 minutes.
John 17:20-23; 26 I’ve been thinking a lot about how we see each other and treat each other.Sure, it is an election year and so that tends to contribute to all the crazies coming out. But it is disturbing just how many people right now [including the Republican candidate for president of the U.S.] say […]
October 30, 2014.Reading time 9 minutes.
Matthew 22:15-22 Lions and tigers and bears—oh my! But in this case, it’s money and religion and politics—oh my! Yes, that’s right. It’s time to talk about these SCARY things. It IS almost Halloween, after all. Let’s talk about money, first, which leads to politics, which leads to religion! Jesus of Nazareth probably wouldn’t be […]
May 14, 2014.Reading time 13 minutes.
John 10:1-10 and Psalm 23 A SIDE NOTE: Not really sure why, but recently Rihanna’s song We Found Love has been in my head. I really don’t have any idea if her song has anything to do with what it makes me think about it. But I will just say that the phrase “We found […]