John’s dramatic re-enactment of the trial, including the tragic misdirection at the heart of the gospels; most blatant and disruptive here at the conversation with Pilate. Our trouble with religion allowing itself to be co-opted by the State is more than a year old….
John’s Passion story begins with two unforgettable scenes that bring courage and presence to the fore…
The most important chapter in the entire Bible. Tell your ADHD friends.
For me, the start of #BigTent2017 was some of the most powerful of all…
Part 4 – A Friday evening of a glorious few days in St. Louis. A field trip to First Presbyterian of Ferguson, MO – Michael Brown’s hometown
That’s a long title for some fun romping around on a 50th Anniversary
SIDE A: The concept, and what the Trinity has to do with it:
SIDE B: The personalities, and what we might have to do with it:
SIDE C: finishing up with the The Best Song From the Most Influential Album of All Time by the Best Band of All time:
Some surprising late May hiking
finding our Way and “erring”
The real reason for wandering…
At 100 days I am finally (!) developing some compassion for our beleaguered President. It has taken me a while. Trump has been caught off guard by the complexity of NAFTA, Healthcare, international relations… and now this week he has confessed the job is far more difficult than he thought it would be. I get it. That can happen to Presbyterian pastors too.
Millions of us knew he was not prepared to be President, and he has shown it in dozens of appalling and reckless ways. Our least equipped of Presidents is in way over his head. And it is seeing his flailing and failing in so many areas that has triggered in me, pretty late I suppose, some compassion in addition to my ongoing anger and judgment.
I don’t like Donald Trump at all. But something has begun to warm a little down deep inside. Continue reading
Reflecting on Black Panther, racism, Peter’s reluctance to acknowledge his own stuff, and John Calvin as a Sci-Fi Ancient Civilization Prehistoric Creature of Awe and Terror…