4 mins

Lent and Guns

The season of Lent is barely a week old. However, one of my Lenten disciplines, journaling, is paying some dividends already. In the process of self-examination, I discovered that I am consumed by anger, chiefly about the gun issue. The depth and persistence of this anger makes it seem almost like a mental illness. This ...

6 mins

Pawns in the Partisan Game – the Dreamers

In my post on Mardi Gras Day, I told you about two questions people in  the congregation are asked during an Episcopalian baptism service:   Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself? Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every ...

5 mins

Back to Basics – A Brief Re-grounding

When I started writing this blog almost a year ago, I laid out four reasons why I was doing so. They could be abbreviated as: Ordination Vows, Frustration, Speaking Out as I Think the Church Ought, and My Own Amusement. As I did with my first blog, I’ll explain each reason at the end of ...

4 mins

Stealing Tips – Trump’s Newest Deregulation Ploy

  Some of the strategies that the Trump administration uses to make the rich richer and the poor poorer don’t get the attention they deserve. Last Friday I got a text alert on my phone from Our Walmart (http://www.ufcw.org/tag/our-walmart/). This group works to improve the lot of Walmart workers. They weren’t calling to alert me ...

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