Faith

What if it’s all about love?

What if it’s all about love?

I am enjoying the tremendous privilege of a week of study leave. I let go of my plan to attend a preacher’s conference in Minneapolis, to stay home and read “The Universal Christ”, the latest book by Fr. Richard Rohr. Richard Rohr is a Franciscan monk and priest, who lives and works at the Center […]

An old story about new life

An old story about new life

Almost 20 years ago I wrote a short, simple drama for presentation to a group of leaders who gathered to pondering the future of their congregations. It has been published in one of our denominational resources, and performed in a number of settings. I revived, revised, and recycled it for use this past Sunday at […]

Does blood have a gender?

Does blood have a gender?

I gave blood his week. After I’d already answered the screening questions, the secondary screening/identity confirmation person asked me what my “sex” is, and indicated there are only 2 choices. I asked them why I was being asked about my sex, rather than my gender identity, and why there were only two options, male or […]

Passing On the Good Stuff

Passing On the Good Stuff

  Today I officiated at a funeral for Iona, a woman who lived to be 95. From all I heard, she lived her life on her own terms, as a strong, independent, and caring woman, who helped her family and friends, and made significant contributions to her community. Iona was active in several service organizations […]