It’s time for a better theology

  Approx. read time: 1:30 min. Frankly? I’m tired of the which-side-are-you-on wars. Whether the wars are political, military, cultural, ideological, or just bad blood between siblings, neighbors, coworkers, or former spouses, these endless battles exhaust the life out of everything. Pitting one side against the other flattens the conversation, dulls the imagination, and cedes… Read more »

Let go “war mind,” put on “the mind of Christ”

  Approx. read time: 1:20 min. I read in today’s New York Times morning newsletter that “Help is on the way.” That would be U.S. funding for a fresh round of armaments in support of Ukraine’s protracted battle against Russia. Meeting firepower with firepower does not end war. Only humility and courage—the excruciating pivot—can end… Read more »

My letter to the U.S. Catholic Bishops

  Approx. read time: 0:55 sec. On this Holy Saturday I come to the USCCB website to find some statement of resistance to U.S. active political, financial, and material participation in genocide of the Palestinian people in Gaza. Your silence betrays a theology of Jesus’ sacrificial Love and Resurrection. Your silence is a cowardice, a… Read more »

To Love As GOD Loves

  Approx. read time: 1:40 min. Looming large on my calendar is the start of Lent, a season that looms large on the soul. I think I should prepare, establish a rhythm or some practice to give me entry into this time of reflection and conversion of heart. And a phrase comes to me, which… Read more »

Enough, already: My letter to President Biden

  Approx. read time: 1.5 min Dear President Biden: The people of Gaza have endured over 100 days of ongoing genocide, with named victims exceeding 25,000. Over ten thousand children have been wantonly sacrificed, and those who survive undergo surgeries without anesthesia. Pregnant women lack necessary safety and support as they give birth. Gazan civilians… Read more »

Light in Darkness: An Advent meditation

Light in Darkness presented at Oregon Interfaith Hub’s Interfaith Winter Service, December 5, 2023 Approx. read time: 1:30 min. Winter comes. Days grow short. Sunlight is precious, and fleeting. The dormancy within mirrors the dormancy of Creation. For Christians, this is the season of Advent, a season of invitation to come close, to approach, to… Read more »

My inheritance

  Approx. read time: 2:30 min In the midst of my senior year of college my father dies, a man shriveled from thirteen years of multiple surgeries to relieve the pressure of a slow-growing inoperable brain tumor. Being away at school, separated from family, I don’t really know how to grieve my way beyond his… Read more »

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