We must believe that it's necessary to go on with small acts of daily care even as the world seems to spin out of control.
Posted on Oct 30th, 2012 in books
, God is love
, John Chapman
, Johnny Appleseed
, Ray Silverman
One of my family’s cherished, non-negotiable traditions, ranking right up there with summer camping trips and New Year’s Eve fondue, is an October drive to western Connecticut, where we pick apples, sip hot cider, and eat fresh-from-the-ove...
Posted on Oct 18th, 2012 in Christian charity
, mental illness
, private charity
, safety net
, social services
, the least of these
It took me a while to figure Louis out. Like all of the people, mostly single men, who came to the social service agency where I worked as an employment counselor, he was struggling and looking for help. He was homeless and unemployed. Unlike many of o...
Posted on Sep 10th, 2012 in church
, Episcopal Church
, mainline churches
, Rachel Held Evans
In a hugely popular post titled “Confessions of an Accidental Feminist,” blogger, author, and evangelical upstart (in a good way) Rachel Held Evans shared this quote from her exasperated husband: “It seems to me that the only thing you ha...
Posted on Jun 1st, 2012 in books
, Katherine Willis Pershey
, Patheos Peeps
Every Friday, I feature something written by one of my fellow bloggers at Patheos, a web portal devoted to religion and spirituality, or by another blogger/writer whose work I admire. This week, I had the pleasure of reviewing Katherine Willis Pershey&...