I'm honored to serve as a co-editor and monthly(ish) contributor to The Resistance Prays progressive Christian newsletter. Sign up here to receive the daily devotional email - or find The Resistance Prays on Facebook or Twitter. My columns: "Breathtaking in its degree of cruelty" - Guess what: a budget is STILL a moral document (March … Continue reading The Resistance Prays
I needed something to do while I boned up on some music, so I typed up all the books I read in 2018. In many ways a satisfying list - lots and lots about mysticism and what you might call spiritual life-hacking, plus a nice smattering of YA fantasy, mysteries, and general fiction (that last … Continue reading What I Read in 2018
On September 11, 2001, I was in Manhattan. Almost 3,000 people died there. I was moderately inconvenienced. And completely freaked out, but not in a way that mattered compared to the evacuees, the responders, the dead, the bereaved. It triggered some personal upheaval, but all of a philosophical nature. I was busy with work and … Continue reading A Visit with Father Mychal
Death is the Engine of Life: Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Jesus, and How Reality Works.
So this morning I’m sitting in Central Park reading a book about Saint Francis of Assisi, and this little dude comes up to me. He’s wearing battered saffron robes and a hat. (Like this.) I’ve seen his type before and figure he may be about to ask me for a handout. Instead he bows and … Continue reading Spare Change
At my house we've been watching the original Star Trek. (Mostly George Takei's fault.) I was moderately familiar with the show, but I'd never seen it all the way through. And you know it didn't take me many episodes before I fell hard for Spock. I could go on and on about the structure of the … Continue reading In Wonder You Will Reign Over All Things
This is the next post about my Metanoia Season of spiritual renewal. Here's the full list of related posts. And while you're here, have you heard about Anti-Famine 40? For the first 18 years of my life I was much in church, and that meant the Episcopal Church. Ages 18-34, with some gaps, I was … Continue reading All I Really Need to Know I Learned in WE LIKE SHEEP