• Roe, Rights & The Constitution

    June 29, 2022 by

    Roe v. Wade is the topic of the day, and I intended to post a brilliant letter from my friend Fr. David Sibley that he sent to his congregation. But I think I want to go in a slightly different direction. It is almost impossible to convince anti abortion extremists that pro choice is not… Read more

  • Williamsburg, Juneteenth & The American West: Reconciling History

    June 22, 2022 by

    Williamsburg held an ecumenical Juneteenth worship service.  Christians and Jews joined with a few Buddhists and Muslims in a service of music, prayers, meditations, speeches, and joyful optimism.  It was movingly encouraging to see the local community of faiths come together in the place where African enslavement began in British North America.  It’s also where… Read more

  • The Value of Christian Symbols – or Lack of It

    June 18, 2022 by

    I’ve been reflecting on a passage in Romans 2 about the value, or lack of it, of circumcision.  New gentile Christians in Rome were being urged by some observant Jewish Christians to have males circumcised as the necessary symbol of full membership in God’s family.  Paul said it wasn’t necessary, that circumcision meant total commitment… Read more

  • American Consumerism: When is Enough, Enough?

    June 15, 2022 by

    When is enough, enough?  This generally has two popular meanings: exasperation with something that’s gone on long enough; announcement that one is satiated, and can’t possibly have more. There is another meaning:  although more is to be had and it’s enticing, but more is not needed, I have enough. That kind of enough is never… Read more

  • The Value of Family Values

    June 12, 2022 by

    Restoring family values has been for some time one of the rallying cries for the far right. It’s not without merit, but I think not in the way they intend. What they want is a restoration of a a married couple household consisting of a working dad as head, and a mom providing nurture and… Read more

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