Where do we — as a country and a church — go from here?

Where do we — as a country and a church — go from here?

Today is November 4. Circle the date on your calendar. One year ago today Donald Trump moved to withdraw America, the 2nd highest green house gas emitter on the planet, from the landmark Paris Climate Accord. Today, as Lisa Friedman in a NY Times article reminds us,...
A Reformation Protest Against Christian Nationalism

A Reformation Protest Against Christian Nationalism

October 31, 2020, is Reformation Day. On this day throughout Christendom followers of Christ Jesus all around the world are called upon to remember an historical event that rocked the Christian world and changed the course of western civilization. It was on...
“On we go—“

“On we go—“

Those are the three words that conclude Bill McKibben’s “swan song” (of sorts) to his colleagues at 350.org and his friends throughout the broader climate justice movement, “On we go…” Today is a date to be circled on this nation’s environmental calendar (if we had...
Confessing America’s Original Sin

Confessing America’s Original Sin

“Last week, a black professor told me he always asks his white students if they have ever heard racism called a sin in the pulpits of their churches growing up. The answer is almost always no.” ~Jim Wallis Consider this to be a continuation, Part II of the previous...
Independence Day 2020: Ideals Espoused vs Realities Lived

Independence Day 2020: Ideals Espoused vs Realities Lived

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” [Opening lines of the Preamble to the Declaration of...