Listen to the Prologue to This American Life podcast on “The Weight of Words.” Ira Glass expresses exactly how I felt for […]
Maybe you’ve noticed, as I have, that a lot of my posts lately have centered on men and men’s voices. […]
Questions for Alan Alda
I have very fond memories of watching MASH each week with my family when I was in high school. An excellent […]
Self-reliance and the sacred/secular life In his still-reliable and still-relevant essay from 1839, “Self-Reliance,” Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) preaches the […]
Who Owns the Bible?
This is pretty good. The original “owners” of the Bible (that’s the Jewish people) are speaking out about abortion. They […]
Have We No Decency?
A good, timely question. I may not agree with the theological position of these faith leaders in the National Cathedral […]
Beetles, Beatles and Bugs of Belief
“Beetles, Beatles and Bugs of Belief” John Lennon once famously quipped that The Beatles were more popular than Jesus. People […]
Is Nature a Religion?
Almost five years ago I taught a course on “the wild spirituality of nature” at the College of Marin in […]
For the Sake of Lakes
A sauntering loop by Lake James in the Appalachians presented these peaceful images.
What’s in the Backpack?
I wonder how many people are aware of the deceptive way some evangelical churches are sneaking their gospel goodies into […]
To the Edge
To the Edge of Life and Death (this is a very personal reflection, and there are some painful images) Have […]
Having lunch with a friend, we were discussing religious literacy and he told me he saw a guy wearing a […]