The Pastoral is Political: Faith Without Works

This edition of The Pastoral is Political is coming to you today because on Friday I was participating in the Vigil for Justice: People of Faith Lighting the Way here in Washington, DC. Imagine faith communities from numerous religions and traditions lining along 16th Street NW from the White House all the way to the Maryland border… Read More

Monday Extra: This Night in the Middle – a pastor writes from the St. Louis protests

She saw my collar and asked me to stand and pray with her. She grabbed my hand and walked me through the crowd. Through the front line. And right into the middle. And he grabbed my hand and we were there. Police in full riot gear to my left and chanting, screaming, crying and singing… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: Watching Our Step ~ A Blues for Michael Brown

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. -2 Corinthians 3:17 When I was a child, I would accompany my mother as she did her weekend shopping. I would always ask for a candy bar, and she’d buy it for me. But even after paying for it,… Read More