Still Another Tragic Shooting

Dear friends, When late show TV host Conan O’Brien arrived at work on Monday his staff met him with folders of on-air remarks he has made after mass shootings. The very existence of those folders shook him. “How could there be a file of mass shooting...

All the Way Down

Proper 21A The great philosopher Alfred North Whitehead had just finished his opening lecture in a course on cosmology, the study of the universe, when an agitated student came up to him. “I’m sorry, professor, but everything you said about the structure of the...

Easier Said than Done

Proper 19A “Peter came and said to Jesus, ‘Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often shall I forgive? As many as seven times?’ “Jesus said to him, ‘Not seven times, but I tell you, seventy-seven times.’” One of scriptures clearest mandates to...

Look for the Helpers

Proper 18A The last two weeks have been unlike anything we’ve ever experienced. Hurricane Harvey causing historic floods across Houston and much of Texas. Epic wildfires raining ash across the West. The strongest earthquake in a century rattling our neighbors in...

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