July 1, 2020

During one of the hot afternoons last week, I watched the 93-minute documentary I’m Not Your Negro, inspired by James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript, Remember This House, a collection of notes and letters written by Baldwin in the mid-1970’s. The memoir recounts the l...

June 24, 2020

Food for the Flock June 24

Last week I listened to the TED Talk called “The Danger of a Single Story.” If you have not listened to it, it’s not too late: https://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_ngozi_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story?language=en

I enjoyed the examples an...

June 17, 2020

As I mentioned last week for the next while, I’m planning on using Food for the Flock to reflect on materials that I am reading or listening to regarding racism. This is not a political forum, but a spiritual journey; how does God’s love change my relationships? It is...

June 10, 2020

For a while, I’m going to use Food For the Flock to reflect on systematic racism.  During the past weeks systematic racism has been uncovered. It is not enough. This discovery is like the tip of an iceberg where as much as 90% is underwater. I’m learning. I am not an e...

October 24, 2019

This week I want to share this prayer that is often used in the Jewish tradition when someone dies. Judaism understand mourning as a discipline, one in which the mourner is not only allowed, but expected, to be engaged. Rather than asking the mourner to paper over his...

October 16, 2019

Using crutches is a new experience for me. I’ve discovered that I can get too merry a gate going, swinging like a pendulum, so much so that I have enough forward motion that I fear falling. It is a steep learning curve. People in the church and community have been so k...

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