Advent – A Divided Nation’s Time for Choosing

Advent – A Divided Nation’s Time for Choosing

My longstanding default concept of the season of Advent has been a “time of preparation,” when both the material activities and the spiritual reflections focus on the coming gift of Christmas and all that it means for our faith orientation to life. This year’s Advent...
US Must Now Nourish New Narrative

US Must Now Nourish New Narrative

The election has brought about a change that a significant majority of voters believed is needed, and it has been celebrated nationally and internationally in what appears to be an unprecedented fashion. Divisions still exist, and resistance to change is predictable....
Old Perspectives Dressed in New Clothes Today

Old Perspectives Dressed in New Clothes Today

The year was 20 – not 2020, just 20. Two thousand years ago, long before the issues dominating our headlines and news cycles were anywhere close to the horizon, there was a faith community with a covenant deeply rooted in a long history. On the edge of a mighty empire...
Dancing with Covenant that ‘Brung’ You

Dancing with Covenant that ‘Brung’ You

“Dance with the One that Brung Ya” is the title of a song of uncertain (to me) origin but brought into public political discourse by President Ronald Reagan who used it to underscore the importance of consistency in promise and behavior in the political process. It...