December 11, 2015

How To Be An Atheist (Or, What I’ve Learned from Faith)

Let’s start with an uncomfortable premise: Believing begins in doubting. # Over the past several years, I have had the privilege of working with the “movers […]
August 9, 2014

The Pantheist Christian

Every mainline Christian has heard the story: “When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and […]
July 3, 2014

Crashing the Ivory Tower

Almost 10 years ago, I left a Jesuit seminary education behind to pursue what I thought to be far more worldly things—volunteering, cooking, hospitality. The ivory […]
March 20, 2014

Reflections in Lent: Across the Great White Way

across the great white way and up on buffering peaks, the azure pontiff lapped fevered at the bow— sure-foot and shining grey he sold the mitered […]
March 18, 2014

Reflections in Lent: A Godly Dream

My betting half said today, eyes glazed from rainwater and a dream: “The stop lights are God’s way of slowing us down”— this, in the middle […]
March 17, 2014

Reflections in Lent (Bonus Track): I Could Say It Said

i could say it said as they foisted in the classroom din: “bright light from bright light, time to time, true son of two sheep”; then, […]
March 13, 2014

Reflections in Lent: Guilt the Lecher

Guilt: you two-timing, two-faced,  traitorous lecher. If it weren’t for you, I’d be feet up on a LazyBoy right about now, sipping Joe like a Folgers […]
March 8, 2014

Reflections in Lent: Press Conference

It occurs to me that with every Lent come and gone, I have the same number of questions about Jesus and the resurrection. It goes beyond […]
August 6, 2013

M’Lady Sin

Matthew 14:22-33 Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was […]