The Distorting Power of a Flawed Narrative

  Something does not add up.  Bear with me while I try to sort out these recent news stories. Three days ago I read an NPR story about Egyptian activists calling for the removal of religion from the identity card that all Egyptians have to carry (“My Religion is None of Your Business”).  Aalam Wassef […]

Support for Polygamy?

In my most recent post, in that short list of topics we United Methodists must find a way to discuss in love and truth, I mentioned sexuality.  In light of that point, here is an example of why I said what I said.  Of all the things I’d like to talk about in my blog, […]

Wanted: Virtuous Christians

(The following meditation I delivered in our campus Ash Wednesday service today.  God’s blessings on you.) The English language, like all languages, is a living, changing thing.  And sometimes its features are rather amusing.  Take, for example, contronyms, words with contradictory meanings.  They mean one thing and the opposite of that one thing at the […]

Where Was God?

The blogosphere is in hyperdrive over the Newtown tragedy.  I’ve already weighed in once and am still thinking.  How does one offer perspectives that very well may sound harsh and uncaring, but are meant as pastoral reflections?  I shall try. For a small town that prides itself on being warm and welcoming, to have such […]

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