Category Archives: Peacemaking

The voyage west

Six days ago I loaded a residual of earthly possessions (an espresso machine, musical instruments, hair products, and some clothes) into my CRV and began driving north, then west. Destination: Seattle. After four years in Louisville, KY, I cried crossing … Continue reading

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morning birds thunder warm covers i open my window for a moment the healing of the world is possible

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Globalization, Eucharist, and Lunchmeat

When I was in seminary I was part of a house church movement where people of all ages came together for worship and a community meal, shared our resources, and opened up our doors to those who needed it. Those … Continue reading

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Mandela and me

I didn’t expect Nelson Mandela’s death to be so emotional for me. We never met face to face. He was sentenced to life in prison when I was two. This means that for my entire childhood, he was in jail. … Continue reading

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An aspiring pacifist speaks on Veteran’s Day

A trumpet plays Tapps as a casket is lowered into the ground flanked by uniformed men in form, a military cemetery is marked with small flags on every grave, a long bearded homeless man begs in the streets. For many … Continue reading

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I read a beautiful and potentially scary post and thought you should read it with me. Here it is.¬†¬†Then, let’s talk. http://www.elephantjournal.com/2013/10/can-we-be-lovers-not-have-sex/ I really love this post, even though there are pieces of it that feel a little problematic. It … Continue reading

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Reconciliation and the prophetic voice with 5000 teens

Sweaty, joyous, and intense. What a week it was with over 5,000 Presbyterian senior high students! It might have remained just that if it hadn’t been for the closing worship service. Those three adjectives would have been enough. More than … Continue reading

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