What Brett Kavanaugh Reminded Me Of

What Brett Kavanaugh Reminded Me Of

I am writing this on the Wednesday that the FBI is supposedly going to supply the US Senate with the results of its investigation on the charges of sexual abuse made by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford against Judge Brett Kavanaugh. So, I write this without knowledge of the...
The Church Lost in Exile: A Lament

The Church Lost in Exile: A Lament

In 2000 Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann published a series of essays under the title Deep Memory, Exuberant Hope. In one of those essays he suggests that the North American church iis experiencing a sense of dislocation in our increasingly post-Christian...
The Slough of Despond

The Slough of Despond

Recent events in the Special Counsel investigation, reactions coming out of the White House  and continual denials of any wrong doing have brought to mind something 17th century British clergyman John Bunyan called “the Slough of Despond.”  In 1678 John Bunyan...
America: A Lie or a Vision?

America: A Lie or a Vision?

In this blog entry I share thoughts have been brewing in me for a while. There are some harsh words I have to say about the atrocities in our nation’s history that too often are glossed over or completely ignored. While in the end I come out on the side of hope for...
The Problem is Not Trump, Its Us

The Problem is Not Trump, Its Us

Could WE be the Problem? The recent series of gaffes, insults and “mis-statements” by President Trump have brought another round of calls for action by Democrats, and muted criticisms coupled with deliberate inaction by embarrassed Republicans. Talk shows from Fox...
An Open Letter to Jeff Sessions

An Open Letter to Jeff Sessions

Dear Attorney General Sessions, I was deeply offended by your recent letter in the Philadelphia Inquirer criticizing Philadelphia for being a “sanctuary city,’ and even more, I was outraged at the way you characterized undocumented immigrants as “criminal aliens.” You...