“Turbo-charging” Reformation

“It is time for a prophetic turbo-charging of our religious traditions. Foremost is the need to expand beyond the self-focus of individual salvation or enlightenment to also include vital community concerns—notably, survival. The community now, of course, is the entire human family and the more-than-human Earth community. 2” — Michael Dowd, with a footnote nod to Thomas Berry Link to Continue Reading

False equivalence of the False Kind

My friend Larry shared on Facebook to an article ,  on which I posted this comment: Although it is certainly true that Trump is a uniquely crazy and even dangerous candidate, to diss the criticisms of Cliinton as suffering from “false equivalence” is itself a form of false equivalence. It is almost an underhanded way of ignoring the candidate’s real flaws Continue Reading

Just 10 days until “A Sacred Calling to Care for the Earth”

Here’s the latest docs on the conference: Saturday, October 1, 8:30-4:00  at Franklin First United Methodist Church, 120 Aldersgate Way, Franklin, TN 37069 (near the intersection of Franklin Road and Mack Hatcher Parkway, entrance is off of Mack Hatcher about ¼ mile west of Franklin Rd.)  Sponsored by:  Tennessee Interfaith Power and Light (Nashville Chapter); Cumberland Harpeth Audubon Society; and Continue Reading

super theological-techological nerdy places

I’m in one of those super theological-techological nerdy places today (one of those “places” of the mind/spirit) where I have, as a result, a deep sense of exile from the church AND techno-nerdism, since the two “places” rarely ever meet in either of the “other’s” domain. This really started in full form when I began working in denominational Web departments Continue Reading

Climate Crisis and the list of Moral Issues

I will not say things like I’m about to say as “Comments” under a particular video or post in praise of something that I consider a moving and inspirational speech or sermon or prayer. First, I do not EXPECT that any good sermon or speech will have to say something about the Climate Crisis. There are simply too many issues Continue Reading