Flying Flags

Our new house has a flag pole holder on the front porch and I plan to fly an American flag tomorrow for the Fourth of July. It feels like a big deal

America’s Original Sin

Last week I ran across a humorous article---"Native American Council Offers Amnesty to 240 Million Undocumented Whites"---and posted it on my Facebook

On Loving Our Enemies

Scripture Reading: Matthew 5:43-48 Reflection The first time I traveled to Cuba was about six weeks after September 11, 2001. The events of that

Can Anything Good Come Out Of…?

I preached this sermon yesterday at the afternoon jazz worship service at Fourth Presbyterian Church. The context is MLK weekend and the scripture

I Can’t Live Without Hope

Yesterday Anthony Smith, who blogs at, published a guest post on Tony Jones' blog reflecting on Ferguson. Building on a notion

Thinking about Ferguson

The grand jury decision on Monday to not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown has been hard for me to