It’s time to tell the truth. Guns are blasphemous and the Cross is ridiculous.

Christianity, the religion and faith system that seeks to live the reality of the Risen Christ, has a long history of being confused for, or used to sanction or legitimize, political power. This has always presented Christianity with a dramatic tension between the humble messiah lacking temporal power and the proud, violent empires who have … Continue reading It’s time to tell the truth. Guns are blasphemous and the Cross is ridiculous.

Broken Ships and Broken Bread: My Reflection on the Primates’ Meeting

Dear catholic-minded Episcopalians (from a lowly, catholic, parish priest), Now, I am no one's bishop and church polity on that level is quite literally and figuratively above my pay-grade, but please allow this lowly, parish priest to talk you back off the ledge of perceived oblivion by reflecting on the faith we say we profess. … Continue reading Broken Ships and Broken Bread: My Reflection on the Primates’ Meeting

The Danger of a Single Voice

Religion is not supposed to give us all the answers to life’s most challenging questions; rather, religion is a time-tested compendium of language and experiences of God that give us a framework within which we are called, like Joseph, to wrestle with holy things until that encounter changes our lives, our walk, and even our names.

How do I pray when #ICantBreathe?: Theology in the Shadow of Mike Brown and Eric Garner

How are people of faith called to engage faith in the wake of an outbreak of state-sanctioned executions of Black and Brown people? I've struggled with this answer. I have struggled with people asking for the protesters and demonstrators to remain "peaceful" while not placing an equal burden on a system to provide the justice that makes peace possible in the first place. I have struggled with what it means to have a prophetic voice in a faith community who represent a different narrative than my own. I have struggled in my own devotional life with "how do I pray when I can't breathe?"