The Pastoral Is Political: Last Christmas

So we light the Christ candle and we take that light into the world, hoping it will shine brighter than before, that nuclear winter will be a fear of the past, and that springtime resurrection will appear for us once again. Read More

The Pastoral Is Political: Elections Have Holy Opportunities

As I write this, I am listening to an online mix of Christmas carols. I heard that same music mix yesterday in the neighborhood Kroger. And the day before in a Starbucks where I pulled in for coffee on a trip across four states. And more of the same music on the “all Christmas” radio… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: From Biting One’s Tongue to Using One’s Voice

Election season is upon us here in the United States, and this year seems to be a bit more contentious.  Even throughout the primary season, friends who are usually on the same political side have verbally sparred with us over which party candidate is the best.   As the general election looms on the horizon, we… Read More