- Ordination Message
- A Cry From the Depths
- Your Spiritual Journey: A Straight Line or a Series of Circles?
- Holy Week and Politics
- What Does It Mean To Be An American?
- Looking For Light
- A New Year: Walking With God
- When Government Believed in the People: the WPA
- Is The End Nigh?
- Endings and Beginnings
- A Surreal Time
- The Triumph of the Feminine in Shakespeare
- The First Will Be Last
- The Eye of the Storm
- The Courage to Live
Category Archives: Book reviews
Attleboro’s Big Read* novel this fall, Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel, describes a world where 99% of the population has been killed by a virulent flu virus. The story certainly speaks to our time of hurricanes, famines, droughts … Continue reading
In my beginning is my end… In my end is my beginning (East Coker I:1, V:36). What we call the beginning is often the end And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we … Continue reading
I have nearly finished reading War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy for the even more enjoyable second time around. It is an awe-inspiring commentary on the human condition and great storytelling as well. I think that Volume 4, Part 3 … Continue reading
Book Review: Saved From Sacrifice (Eerdmans, 2006) by S. Mark Heim. The Cross on which Jesus died is central to Christian faith, but what does it mean? A longstanding and popular view has been called substitutionary penal atonement –the idea … Continue reading
Most people’s acquaintance with the poet William Blake is limited to a few poems like “Tyger, Tyger burning bright, in the forests of the night…” (Songs of Experience) and “Little lamb who made thee?” (Songs of Innocence). If you have … Continue reading
Nancy Ryley has written a challenging book, The Forsaken Garden (Quest Books, 1998), which arose from her own experience with what she calls “environmental illness” ( like allergies and cancer which are linked to environmental factors). Ryley developed so many … Continue reading
The City of Attleboro, Massachusetts, where I have lived for 24 years, participates in the annual Big Read, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts (www.neabigread.org). It is a community wide program of reading and discussing together a book … Continue reading