Words to float by those of us having a sinking feeling

We’re all in the same boat. Hell and high water have come. Pretending that it is not raining on our heads is not an expression of faith. We are faced with our own mortality and the fabric of American society is unraveling. In fact, the garment has come undone. Don’t tell me to hold it […]

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Pour your heart out

I protested the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many others yesterday outside of White House.  Asked by a reporter, “Why are you here after the president’s threat?”  I replied simply, “Where else should I be?  He is Caesar, not Lord.  I know my place and he should find his.”  I […]

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Losing our traditions: Online religion in the time of COVID-19

Time and again and for years on end, I have heard these two passages from the psalter: “This is the day that the Lord has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118.24). “I will bless the Lord at all times; God’s praises will continually be in my mouth” (Psalm 34.1).  But […]

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Praying during a pandemic: Hand in glove

Hand in glove, COVID-19 sees most American hands in gloves.  We are not quick to touch, are slow to pick up and there is no discussion of “reaching out to touch somebody’s hand.”  No, we “make this world a better place” by staying home.  Once unknown due to long commutes and ever- increasing work hours, […]

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