Detox

Don't you hate it when one of your friends on Facebook posts, "I'm going to take a break from Facebook. See you all later!"? Perhaps "hate" is a strong word. Some people certainly find it very annoying and reply with "Just take a break. Don't announce it!" because announcing it can sound a little self-righteous. …

The Weight of Race

Several months ago, a friend and I had a lengthy phone conversation about my idealistic vision for community within the framework of a congregation. He talked about the racial component to any healing/growing space. Today, I read a friend’s article about the complex relationship between race, attitudes against women’s ordination, and the lack of supportive …

Slow down.

If I happen to experience that miracle of a conversation with myself, I quickly respond with, "I can't slow down. In fact, I'm not doing enough." Or, more likely, I don't respond; I just keep moving.