The Pastoral is Political: Here is the Reason

I recently read Where The Red Fern Grows out loud to my son. If you’ve never read this before, I’m about to spoil the hell out of this book published in 1961. Ready? The dogs die. Okay, with that out of the way, I want to talk about why I nearly couldn’t finish this book, which… Read More

Revised Common Lectionary: “You’ve Got to be Kidding Me!” Edition

Sometimes when I read the RCL, my first thought is, “You’ve got to be kidding me!” This week is surely one of those. (Find the texts here.) There’s the whole mess of Samuel telling Israel what God wants for them and Israel insisting on their own way. There’s the alternative reading with Adam running around… Read More