The Pastoral is Political: Celebrating Holidays

All Hallows Eve is coming. “Do we celebrate Halloween? Are there some people who don’t? Who doesn’t and why?” My seven year old son asks me. I think of our Pentecostal neighbors across the street, who we play with on a regular basis, “We do celebrate Halloween, but yes some people don’t. I don’t think… Read More

Monday Prayer – All Hallow’s Eve

Holy One – Holiest of all. This Monday thoughts drift towards the beloved saints And, if we’re honest, they drift towards safety for our wee ones, out enjoying the fun! “Trick or treat!” “Trick or Treat!!” High days and Holy Days. Fun days and dress up. Crisp autumn nights Damp air and falling leaves Or,… Read More