The Pastoral is Political: Beyond Civility

I’ve recently become aware of an organization called The National Institute for Civil Discourse because they launched a “Golden Rule 2020” campaign on November 3. Many mainline denominational leaders participated in the gathering that led to this campaign and subsequently endorsed it. As a result, in my social media feeds, people I respect offered very… Read More

Revised Common Lectionary: When Is Enough Really Enough?

I live in an area where there are a lot of day laborers. On any given morning, you can spot them outside a home improvement store, waiting to be picked up for a job — any job. I remember a push from a local community to have a center for day laborers and the firestorm… Read More