May 6, 2018
Help, Thanks, Wow—The Three Essential Prayers
March 25, 2018
Culturally and politically speaking, what is generally referred to as “The Sixties” ran from, I’d say, late 1963 with the Martin Luther King March on Washington and the Kennedy assassination, and ended in the mid-70s with the end of the Vietnam War and the whole Watergate episode. However you frame it, it was a very tumultuous time in our nation’s history; and its legacy and meaning continue to be debated.
January 28, 2018
One of our great national paradoxes is that practically every movement in this country to achieve greater levels of social justice, equity, and equality have been, to one degree or another, religiously inspired and driven. And at the same time practically every effort to oppose, subvert, or undermine these movements has also been religiously inspired and driven.
January 14, 2018
It will be 50 years ago come this April, but the memory is vivid as ever. I was a 22 year old seminarian in Rochester, New York and was doing my field education at a large, liberally oriented American Baptist church in a Rochester suburb. Just as I was going into a meeting there on the evening of April 4, 1968 someone said they’d heard on the news that Martin Luther King had been shot.