As Your Church Regathers, What’s Next?

As Your Church Regathers, What’s Next?

The regathering of our churches for worship and other ministries has been a source of relief, a reason for gratitude and a cause for celebration. During a long season of necessary isolation from one another, we’ve realized how crucial our physical presence with one...
Why This Troubled World Should Go On

Why This Troubled World Should Go On

When we hold a baby, we cradle possibility and touch tomorrow. As Carl Sandburg said in his book, Remembrance Rock, “A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on.” Mary and Joseph brought their baby to the temple to do what Torah, the Law of Moses, required of...
We Can’t Allow the Nightmares to Come True

We Can’t Allow the Nightmares to Come True

With a crowd of other children, I toddled through a school lunchroom, holding my mother’s hand as we moved closer to the front of a line at one of several tables covered with sugar cubes in very small paper cups. When it was my turn, a nurse handed me a sugar cube,...
When You’re Overwhelmed by Crisis After Crisis

When You’re Overwhelmed by Crisis After Crisis

It’s bewildering to reckon with the interlocking crises we face. To name only some of them: soaring case rates of COVID-19 infections, overburdened hospitals, politicization of mask-wearing and school-opening, rising unemployment, nonprofits cutting staff or closing...
How Not to Waste an Apocalypse

How Not to Waste an Apocalypse

I’ve written and deleted a half-dozen posts about the COVID-19 pandemic. I’ve deleted them because you don’t need my opinions about medicine, and you don’t want my political commentary. What I mostly wrote was a series of rants – cathartic, but not for the record....