The Pastoral Is Political: Doing Our Best to Breathe

I realized something as I watched the Derek Chauvin trial last week, while simultaneously preparing for Holy Week messages. George Floyd’s death had something in common with the death of Jesus Christ. First, both were executed by their government, or by select individuals acting on behalf of their government, anyway. Another similarity, which I could… Read More

A Higher Standard for Police, Politicians, and Clergy

In the United States of America, police have been under a lot of scrutiny lately. And I struggle with that, because they are citizens, and should have the same rights as the rest of us. They should have a right to remain silent, a right to a speedy trial, a presumption of innocence until proven… Read More