Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury England
I’ve been frustrated by the conversation following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida this week. National leaders offer thoughts and prayers, irritating others like Neil deGrasse Tyson who tweeted that thoughts and prayers do not stop bullets. Some advocate for gun legislation, while others say that no regulation will not […]

Building cathedrals: Our gun control debate

The woods at night.
On Ash Wednesday, I had the privilege of sharing the meditation during chapel at United Methodist Communications.  Texts: Joel 2:1-2, 12-17, 2 Corinthians 5:20b –6:10 Since reading Barbara Brown Taylor’s Learning to Walk in the Dark, I have become more keenly aware of all the lights in my life. We put them everywhere. The […]

Walking in the Dark: Ash Wednesday meditation

I feel like I have spent a lot of time in recent months cursing the darkness. My Twitter and Facebook feeds are filled with vitriol, and occasionally, I find myself drawn into that type of thinking. I want to scream (post in ALL CAPS) about all the things, ideas, and […]

Lighting a candle in the darkness