RCL: By the Rivers of Babylon

“By the rivers of Babyon—there we sat down and we wept when we remembered Zion.” This lament of the exiled Israelites is haunting. In fact, all the texts this week are haunted by lament, at least to my ears. I guess we come by the mourning of our past naturally. People of faith have been… Read More

The Pastoral Is Political: We Are One In the Spirit?

I am fascinated by the story of Jennifer Cramblett, an Ohio woman who is suing a Chicago-area sperm bank for giving her vials from the wrong donor. She and her partner had chosen a donor who was white. They were given vials from a donor who is black. Among the complaints detailed in the suit,… Read More