The Right Answer

One of my former pastors–who helped ordain me to the position in which I currently serve, a year ago this week–posted this graphic this morning: Despite what you might think based on social media (which we all know is so truthful and representative) the last thing the majority of pastors here want is harm toContinue reading “The Right Answer”

Something Snapped

I’m not racist. Neither are most of the white people I know. But finally, at long last, I’m starting to have an inkling that, given our nation’s history and track record (ugh. No pun intended), being “not racist” needs to be a little more proactive and intentional than being passive and “nice,” having brown friends,Continue reading “Something Snapped”

Comfort, Y’All

I wrote a Christmas newsletter back in November and mailed it out with personally designed Christmas cards. In the letter I stated that I would write a post here about the card art by the middle of this month. You might notice that it is now very much the end of this month (not toContinue reading “Comfort, Y’All”

More Than You Can Ask or Imagine

There’s a lot going on. I’m writing this while a torrential rainstorm is raging outside my window, except I don’t feel like I can legitimately describe it that way, because Texas has just been demolished by hurricane Harvey, the Caribbean and quite possibly soon Florida are being more-than-pummeled by Irma, and the Columbia River GorgeContinue reading “More Than You Can Ask or Imagine”