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Resurrections

Resurrections

UNDERGIRDING ALL THE PERSPECTIVES AND THEOLOGIES about the death and resurrection of Jesus rests an existential truth. The essence of Godness is Life. God creator, sustainer, healer, transformer, redeemer. Everything of God’s nature is working toward Life. Robust, joy...

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Ordinary Kindness

Ordinary Kindness

My daughter, Belinda, and our Shih Tzu—a.k.a. Crouton—can be seen walking together in our neighborhood. Belinda is friendly and open hearted, so she knows the names of many of our two and four legged neighbors. Crouton has an adorable charm that attracts folks’...

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The Asking

The Asking

THE HAWAIIAN MISSION HOUSE MUSEUM is right there on South King Street, so if you’re taking the bus to the beach or to the shopping center, you’re going to pass it every time. Still—maybe because the signage is small, or maybe because tourists don’t come to Oahu to visit museums—I manage to be the only person who shows up for the 1pm guided tour.

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What Grown-Ups Do

What Grown-Ups Do

By Emily Provance I NEVER KNEW HER NAME, but she sat there wiggling in a Tweety Bird sweatshirt. School in Loltuleilei, Kenya, was supposed to start at 6:00pm for the shepherds, but my little friend couldn’t tell time, or didn’t have a clock--or maybe didn’t care....

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Reforestation of the Heart

Reforestation of the Heart

By Jan Wood I AM WELL AWARE that we all stand in different spaces in the midst of this tumultuous month.  Some are shedding tears of relief; some are shedding tears of deep disappointment and fear. Some dreams are awaking; others are dying.  It would be nice to think...

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Spiraling Around

Spiraling Around

By Margaret Fraser FACEBOOK REMINDED ME that it was ten years ago this fall that I drove a small delegation of Jewish and Roma Hungarian peace activists from Dublin Airport to Belfast and Derry/ Londonderry. This started a surprising-to-me decade of introducing folk...

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