Sunday, 25 June 2017, 01:40 pm PDT

Featured Ministers

The Reverend Dr.

Stand by This Faith, Rally, March

Love trumps hate, really and truly. .. but we need to plan for the long game, and we cannot merely play at it for an election cycle; the stakes are too high and we need to be in it to win it. .. an... [read more]

The Reverend Dr.

The Reverend Dr.

Church Yoga

More than a decade ago, when the Scorpion was a far easier pose for me than it is today, I was certified as a yoga instructor. While I never achieved my fame and fortune as a yogini, let alone perf... [read more]

The Reverend Dr.

The Reverend Dr.

Despite It All

Just recently, the conductor has once more begun calling my train stop by name. Each time I hear it echo, I feel a touch more relieved, a bit closer to home. When I hand him my green Metro-North Ra... [read more]

The Reverend Dr.

The Reverend Dr.

Still I Am a Four

Wherever there is a church staff away on retreat, there is probably also a packet of personality tests waiting to be taken: an Enneagram measure, a Myers-Briggs Type Inventory, a Kiersey Bates Pers... [read more]

The Reverend Dr.

The Reverend Dr.

High Holy Week

Down the street from us sits a quaint neighborhood pub in the Irish tradition, and by tradition, I don’t mean the pouring of green beer in March. Its name is a jumble of words from the Irish Gael... [read more]

The Reverend Dr.

The Reverend Dr.

Tea and Toast

Fasting has never held much fascination for me, but then again, I don’t think much about food. Still, I understand that fasting is a key spiritual discipline that remains significant for many ind... [read more]

The Reverend Dr.

The Reverend Dr.

Buddha out of Bounds

For a few years now, I have shared a lovely office suite with a marvelous assortment of helping professionals, although I am the only minister in the lot. The diversity among us is impressive – w... [read more]

The Reverend Dr.

The Reverend Dr.

Tiny’s Kindness

The sharp economic downturn took place shortly after we moved into our corner of the city, and the result was that our neighborhood was coming undone just as we were settling into it. Restaurants a... [read more]

The Reverend Dr.

The Reverend Dr.

Because it is Beautiful

In my 20s, I briefly served as the junior-most member of a church board. My implicit assignment may have been to bring new energy and a fresh outlook to bear, and while I might have done those thin... [read more]

The Reverend Dr.

The Reverend Dr.

Shades of Faith

When my nieces were younger, they were more devout than they are now. They’ve lost a good deal of their religious fervor in recent years. Part of that trend may just be developmental, a process o... [read more]

The Reverend Dr.