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...
Government Must Compromise, Respect Others

Government Must Compromise, Respect Others

The United States has suffered a grave malady over the last 20 years or so. I will call it “a hardening of the categories.” This most recent election gives us a clear illustration of what exactly I reference. The Republicans threw stones at the Democrats calling them...
Whites Don’t Get to Define Christianity for Others

Whites Don’t Get to Define Christianity for Others

“By some amazing but vastly creative spiritual insight the slave undertook the redemption of a religion that the master had profaned in his midst.” That insightful quote by Howard Thurman popped up again recently in Jennifer Butler’s new book, Who Stole My Bible? It...
Trumpism Must Leave; Hope Must Enter

Trumpism Must Leave; Hope Must Enter

President-elect Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump last week to become the 46th president of the United States. Even though the current president remains defiant, refusing to concede the election based on debunked claims of voter fraud, the stark reality is...