Faithfully Mirroring Jesus

Faithfully Mirroring Jesus

The differences between the faith and teachings of Jesus and the institutional church his followers founded are vast and varied. I’ve spent a lot of my life articulating those differences and editing others’ articulations. So much of the Christian church has been...
Is Xenophobia a Human Norm?

Is Xenophobia a Human Norm?

A week ago, in our church’s antiracism discussion group, someone stated that xenophobia is the norm, and our goal is to challenge it. That comment really caught my attention and I decided to ponder it and bring you along on the journey. We’re discussing a book that...
Flowering Anyway

Flowering Anyway

A couple of weeks ago I was eagerly anticipating the flowering of a cactus in a nearby neighbor’s front yard. Small, fuzzy knobs had appeared at the top of the single upright stem, very slowly growing larger. Then, rather suddenly, it seemed to catch strength and buds...