The Feeling Is Still on My Cheek

The Feeling Is Still on My Cheek

It was 83 years ago this Easter, April 19, that Marian Anderson gave her memorable concert at the Lincoln Memorial. Wearing her fur coat on a cool, damp and drizzly afternoon, she began to sing: “My country, ‘tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee, I sing.” Six...
The Words Unsaid

The Words Unsaid

The day after the 2016 election I attended a prayer meeting via phone conference call. We gathered for the purpose of naming both our grief and some semblance of hope that we could see in the uncertainty of the next four years. Each pastor on the call took turns...
Advent Lectionary | The Earliest Soundtrack

Advent Lectionary | The Earliest Soundtrack

Advent 2021 turns again to the Gospel of Luke as the primary focus. The third Gospel conveys the buildup to the birth of Jesus as a story of good news for the masses, including a poor couple seeking refuge in a stable and a band of shepherds. The third Gospel also...