It has been another remarkable week. Protests against racism and police brutality continue around the world, and there is a new groundswell of popular interest in and support for anti-racist efforts. As Christians, we gladly join in these efforts … [Continue reading] about Preaching Black Lives Matter With False Motives?
The "Passing of the Peace" is one of the liturgical moves I wonder if we'll need to modify once we're able to come back together for worship. If people are afraid to touch each other, obviously hugs and handshakes won't work. Maybe we'll do elbow … [Continue reading] about What We Do When We Pass the Peace
I've been thinking lately a lot about the importance of lament and mourning. The simple act of actually allowing ourselves to feel our grief and sadness, and responding to it by lamenting what isn't right, and mourning what we've lost. Someone on … [Continue reading] about What We Shed With Our Tears
Yesterday my wife Deb forwarded me Richard Rohr's Daily Meditation email. He was reflecting on Moses asking God to "show his glory" (Exodus 33:18), and how God responded in an unusual way: "I shall place you in the cleft of the rock and shield you … [Continue reading] about There is No “After the Fact” For the Traumatized
A strange thing happened to me a couple days ago. I was making myself some lunch and browsing Facebook, when an alert popped up asking if I had just logged in from Vietnam. I clicked "No" and Facebook had me change my password, as it appeared I … [Continue reading] about My Facebook Account Was Hacked and Disabled in Three Minutes