Narrative Lectionary:  A Rallying Cry (Joshua 24:1-15 [16-26])

I have participated in lots of rallies, marches, demonstrations, and protests over the years.  This is what this week’s text reminds me of.  Read it here. Like Joshua standing in front of the gathered people, moving stories are told. Lived experiences are shared. Rallying speeches are given.  At every crowd gathering—call to actions are made… Read More

“No Incentive”… to speak the truth

Last night, Senator Jeff Flake (R, Arizona) was asked on 60 Minutes if he could have/would have delayed the vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the US Supreme Court had he been running for re-election. Scott Pelley: Senator Flake, you’ve announced that you’re not running for re-election and I wonder, could you have done this,… Read More

Land of the Free?

(With apologies to Revgals who don’t live in the USA) Here in the United States, we’re preparing to celebrate Independence Day, commemorating the signing on July 4, 1776 of the Declaration of Independence. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain… Read More

Religion, Sex, and Politics

I have an interesting job as a religious professional. I’m not an ordained clergy person in a parish or congregation. I’m the deputy director the Religious Institute, a multifaith non-profit that works to change the conversation about religion and sexuality in this country. And God knows, that conversation needs to change. Fast. Because apparently we… Read More