Category Archives: Peacemaking


I watch the moon set behind the rainforest, it is a 6am commute into the city, October Humming and warm, I drive on concrete past cedars skimming a mile of water, with just the hum of the wheels and car … Continue reading

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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. I really love this post, even though there are pieces of it that feel a little problematic. It … Continue reading

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