Complicated Healings

This post is a sermon from Mark 8:23-26 shared Sunday, August 20 at 8th Day Faith Community by Bill Mefford.  Though addiction to alcohol and drugs was part of my […]

We Exist to Love

One Sunday morning at worship I heard a testimonial of a person who had grown up in a large denomination, but was scarred by the trauma and abuses of the […]

The Sum of Our Deeds

In a fascinating book, The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind – And Changed Free Speech in America, author Thomas Healy tells the story of how Supreme […]

Irrelevancy Attracts Irrelevancy

Recently, I attended a clergy meeting in order to invite faith leaders to be a part of a national campaign seeking to address the overdose crisis and to create harm […]

Special Rights for Special Christians

The speed at which the Supreme Court is eroding civil rights protections, making vulnerable groups even more vulnerable is frankly, overwhelming. In truth, the last several years of SCOTUS decisions, […]

Pride is a Protest

While living in New York, my wife, Sarah, and I went to the Stonewall Inn for a drink. Like others before us, we sat at the bar, held hands publicly […]

My Support for Reparations

On Thursday, June 15, I will testify in front of the Business and Economic Development Committee of the DC Council in support of the Reparations Foundation Fund and Task Force […]

The Hegemony of Militarization

I cannot think of a time in US history when Congress was more divided. Most recently, the debates have been centered around spending. In the midst of the divisive debates […]