Advent Lectionary | Flood Watch

Advent Lectionary | Flood Watch

We’re back on flood watch. And we’d almost forgotten there was such a thing. After a summer of nation-wide droughts and dry-spells, the once-mighty Mississippi had shrunk from its swollen spring heights to a seeming trickle this fall. In my hometown of Vidalia,...
Wildfires Set Skies Aglow, Hint at Apocalypse

Wildfires Set Skies Aglow, Hint at Apocalypse

Apocalypse. Armageddon. Plague. Judgment Day. Even in the San Francisco Bay Area, a region of the country noted for its low percentage of church attenders, religious language is being used by many to describe the recent fires, smoke-filled air and Wednesday’s surreal...
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....
Why COVID-19 Isn’t the End of the World

Why COVID-19 Isn’t the End of the World

The root meaning of “apocalyptic” is not “catastrophe” but “unveiling.” That which was hidden is now revealed. It is not the brutal, final flourish of history, but the opportunity for renewal, the chance to begin anew. Simply typing the word – apocalypse – makes my...