Controlled Asset

NYC MIDNIGHT SHORT STORY CHALLENGESPY/A GRADUATION/A SALESMAN Long shadows stretch over the manicured lawns of Bethesda.  Such ostentatious wealth makes Henny uncomfortable.  She realizes with disgust that she purchased this dress more than twenty years ago.  The faded red plaid jumper is too thick and it’s rubbing against her thighs.  At 74 years old, Henny…

Why I Vote

As a theologically and politically progressive Christian, I’ve always been envious at the sly wit of my righter-wing brothers and sisters.  The conservative movement owns all the best language.  For instance, the title “Values Voter.”  Those who vote in this manner–who identify with this movement– who attend events like the Values voter summit– have values. …

World on Fire

Fire devours in front of them,    and behind them a flame burns. Before them the land is like the garden of Eden,    but after them a desolate wilderness,    and nothing escapes them. (Joel 2: 3) The prophet Joel is speaking to the people of Israel after an invasion and destruction.  It is unclear, the scholars…

Hate

The gospel calls me to find a way to see Donald Trump’s humanity and to model that seeing for my children.

#MeToo & What’s Next?

I’ve been sitting uneasily with the #MeToo movement.  I believe in calling out sexual harassment, sexual assault or sexual misconduct.  Indeed, my spirit needs us to do so.  But #MeToo doesn’t leave enough room for me to operate as an agent.  To be sure, I have been victim.  I’m not sure I know an adult…

Doing the Risky Thing

In lieu of a blog post, enjoy this sermon from last Sunday and wish me luck surviving finals week on campus.