This Sunday, I preached a sermon about Mary, God’s presence in the world as experienced in the person of Jesus, and how this can be understood in light of recent […]
Like most of you, I’ve been following news stories about Mike Brown, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice over the course of the past several weeks and days. I watched in […]
I was browsing YouTube today when I came across a wonderful video of Karen Armstrong called “Author Karen Armstrong’s Thoughts on God.” In it, she speaks on the nature of God […]
On Thursday evening, I attended an interfaith clergy dinner that featured four panelists who each answered the question, “How do we counter religious extremism?” I thought the panelists offered great answers […]
It occurred to me that we do indeed think of the Bible as something that has been “given” to us by God, when we should think of the Bible as a collection of texts to which we’ve given numerous interpretations throughout history. We think of the Bible as something that has given us a specific narrative about the world, without acknowledging that we are, in fact, the ones who assign and propagate biblical narratives.
In a reflection written almost exactly four years ago, I touched on a few of the important statistics that jolted me out of my exclusivistic way of reading the scriptures […]