“President-elected Donald Trump.” The phrase still has not sunk in. As I continue to process the election, it’s hard not to be overwhelmed by the contradictions of Trump’s candidacy: the billionaire who stiffs mom-and-pop businesses becoming the voice of the common man and woman, the son of an immigrant and husband to two women born […]
Last night at the Republican debate the candidates received this question, via a Facebook video clip. Q: My name is Carla Hernandez. I’m from the University of Texas at Austin. And my question is directed to all the candidates. If the Bible clearly states that we need to embrace those in need and not fear, […]
Our culture has turned security into an idol and fear into a virtue. Vulnerability is a better way.
Is it strange that pastors so rarely speak of smartphones, the main tool with which I serve God and neighbor?
Language matters. Particularly, the language we use in worship matters. So, my ears perked up recently when in worship congregation members were besieged by many, oh so many, opportunities to “volunteer.” Now I’m all for businesses giving their employees time off for volunteering. I’m all for helping people. I’m all for paying it forward. But […]