Video Remembrances of Bill McElvaney

As many of you will know, Dr. Bill McElvaney died earlier today. I will most definitely have much more to say about Bill in the coming days and weeks. But, for now, I… Continue reading

Whatever They Prove, It Won’t Be Faith

Here they go again. A group of “Creation Scientists” are back in the news with their goal of proving the literal truth of the Biblical creation story. What they’re trying to do is… Continue reading

When Citizens Become the Nail

Ferguson is a mess. If journalists can be arrested for no reason whatsoever, (hauled out of a McDonald’s, with their press credentials clearly visible) just imagine how average citizens of Ferguson are being… Continue reading

Of Voice and Verse

Originally posted on "Scattershooting":
Although the genesis and perhaps lion’s share of credit for the power in this inspiring scene from “Dead Poets Society” belongs with screenwriter Tom Schulman, it is…

After The Laughter, The Waves of Dread

To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain and play with it.” — Charlie Chaplin That quote has been a favorite of mine for many years. It’s never felt more… Continue reading

An Open Letter to Ann Coulter, from a Card Carrying “Christian Narcissist”

“Those crazy Christians, go and jump on some airplane And fly to Africa or Haiti, risk their lives in Jesus’ name…” –Brad Paisley Dear Ann Coulter, I hesitated before writing this open letter… Continue reading

Caring About “Credit” In a Different Way

There an old adage you’ve heard before that goes, “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” Lots of people attribute this to Harry Truman.… Continue reading

Failure to Move

Several folks have been curious about the actual charge against those of us who were arrested at the White House on Thursday. I won’t quote the technical language of the statute, but it… Continue reading

Quick Thoughts On Today’s Non-Violent Witness

We are safe. We are healthy. All is well. Today’s action went incredibly well, any way you choose to look at it. More than 100 faith leaders (Many clergy. Even Bishops) chose to… Continue reading

Remembering the Bullet Holes

Today’s #TBT is this picture from 2005. It was taken on our mission trip that year, to visit our friends at Maria Madre de los Pobres Church in San Salvador. In case it’s… Continue reading