Sometimes, you have to be snatched out of your comfort zone in order to move into the next phase of your life. I have written about myself being reclusive, comfortably snug in a cocoon of my own making. I have known for a while that I needed to come of out the cocoon, but I… Read More Leaving the Cocoon
At the beginning of a series of sermons I did on prayer, I shared with the congregation that I was praying that my prayer would lead to a life-changing experience. Well, I got my wish! You always hear old people say, “be careful what you pray for,” and they say that for a reason. It’s… Read More Being Careful About What You Ask For
Much has been made of President Obama’s “evolution” as concerns his belief that same-sex marriages ought to be allowed. What is the big deal? All of us have evolved when it comes to this issue. We grew up, even same-gender loving people, in a society where homosexuality was nearly universally decried as the most horrible… Read More The President and his Evolution
It amazes and bothers me that we in this country are so reluctant to talk about race and racism. I spoke this week at an event which I thought would be predominantly white; the sermon was about how we who love God ought to choose God and serve God over racism, sexism, militarism, materialism, homophobia… Read More Silent at Our Own Risk
This morning I heard a news report on “The Today Show” about the surging poll numbers of GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum. He is apparently appealing to Republican voters who like his socially Conservative views, and is ahead of last month’s front-runner, Mitt Romney, even in Romney’s home state of Michigan. But I don’t write… Read More Whose Phony Theology?