We’re Going to Get Through This

We’re Going to Get Through This

Uneasy Anticipation After several months of frenetic activity, it feels almost like we’ve begun to hold our collective breath, waiting to see what comes next.  All the issues we’ve been talking about, chewing through and agonizing over all seem to be coming to a...
Seeing the World Through the Cross

Seeing the World Through the Cross

Adventures in Missing the Point When the Emperor Constantine saw a light in the sky above the sun, in the shape of the cross, and that night had a dream telling him to use the symbol to conquer, he painted the symbol on his soldiers’ shields.  After achieving...
Toxic Entitlement

Toxic Entitlement

There’s One in Every Crowd I suspect that each of us has known someone who goes through life as if the rules don’t apply to them.  Typically, these folks believe that there is something inherently privileged about them. Therefore, they are not bound to the same...
The Road Less Travelled

The Road Less Travelled

Holding ON It has been an eventful two weeks since I last shared with you.  New revelations around the pandemic response have left us feeling deeply frustrated and even angry.  The stories of violence and racism in encounters between people of color and police...
Does Anybody Know What Time It Is?

Does Anybody Know What Time It Is?

We’re Just Worn Out Standing at the base of a sheer rock face is one of the most daunting experiences that I’ve ever had.  Oddly enough, this is a thing I regularly do in Yosemite National Park.  I will get as close to the base of a waterfall, or a cliff like El...
It Shouldn’t Be That Hard

It Shouldn’t Be That Hard

Black Lives Matter Let me be crystal clear:  Black Lives Matter is, for me, a spiritual affirmation.  It has political implications to be certain, but it is a spiritual statement.  It is not exclusionary.  Black Lives Matter is a justice statement that is meant to...