- Where Is Home?
- 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
Category Archives: Theology and Ethics
(The following is a message I gave to Rebecca Driscoll, on her ordination to the Christian Ministry at First Baptist Church, Attleboro, Massachusetts on June 24, 2018) Rebecca, I am honored that you asked me to give the charge to … Continue reading
It was politics as usual in Jerusalem during that first Holy Week. The echoes with contemporary politics are striking. Take, for instance, the dialogue between Jesus and the governor, Pontius Pilate, described in John’s Gospel chapter 19. 1. The wealthy … Continue reading
Like many immigrants, I came to the USA for new opportunities. I personally did not have any grand goals in mind. I was married to an American, and Jean wanted to return to her homeland after two years in London. … Continue reading
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
Below is the text of a recent letter my wife Jean and I sent to the editor of our local newspaper, the Sun Chronicle, occasioned by President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement. For those who like to … Continue reading
In the wise, charming and funny movie, You Can’t Take It with You (1938 Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director, Frank Capra), there’s a conversation on a park bench between Alice Sycamore (played by Jean Arthur) and Tony … Continue reading