Embracing Interdependence

Embracing Interdependence

Walter Brueggemann is a favorite theologian and I’ve been working my way through his book of daily lenten devotions, A Way Other Than Our Own.  “The summons of Lent,” says Brueggemann, is to “bear new fruit by doing what is in sync with God.” What does it mean to be...
Enemy Images Be Gone From Me

Enemy Images Be Gone From Me

When the most recent issue of Tikkun magazine arrived, I opened it immediately eager to read the editorial by Rabbi Michael Lerner, “Overcoming Trumpism: A New Strategy for Progressives.” It isn’t what I expected. It isn’t about the psychopathology of Donald...
Off the Grid

Off the Grid

For the first time in four days, I expect to venture out to the grocery store this afternoon. I’ve been seriously snowed in. Here in the West Elks Range of the Rocky Mountains, we’ve had more snow than any past ten winters and more is on the way tomorrow....
On Spiritual Revolution

On Spiritual Revolution

  Surrounded by love, Grace Lee Boggs died in her Detroit home this week. A scholar-activist, Grace turned 100 just this past summer and gave her life to human liberation. As an activist deeply rooted in U.S. social movements, she was a spiritual teacher for me...
Covenantal Ethics

Covenantal Ethics

[Note: This is a timely re-publication of an earlier post on the promises we make to one another as change agents. What is the spirituality of  a budding Black Lives Matter movement and might the covenant cards required of participants in the day of MLK, Jr. apply...