Good News for Today

It has been a long time since I was in the pulpit.  My friend Elizabeth Hagan reminded me of this fact in her recent inquiry into why preachers should be political. It’s something I’ve wondered often. If I were to preach right now, what would I say?  What would I want to say? What needsContinue reading “Good News for Today”

How Grief Works

Since the news early Wednesday morning, a collective cry has arisen from my fellow Americans. Many have said that it feels like someone they have loved has died. In these first few days after the news hit, they feel numb. They are in shock. They can’t believe that this has happened. It feels just likeContinue reading “How Grief Works”

The Only Hope for America

Most everything I know about democracy I’ve learned in church. It is in my particular tradition of being church that I’ve had the chance to practice all of the values and ideals that democracy claims. Mine is the tradition that birthed democracy. They were not perfect people but they came seeking freedom. They came looking forContinue reading “The Only Hope for America”