6 mins

A Sermon for World Refugee Week

This sermon was preached on June 24, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Church in Newport, RI.   When I was ordained almost two decades ago, Bishop Richard Grein’s charge to me was: In the name of Jesus Christ, you are to serve all people, particularly the poor, the weak, the sick, and the lonely. ...

5 mins

Cheap Patriotism and the NFL

If you look back through the archives of my blogs, you will find only one dealing with sports. It was about the LPGA, my favorite sporting organization. This post will be my second involving sports — albeit obliquely. I won’t make commentary on sports a habit since the only sports about which I could authoritatively ...

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