Ash Wednesday massacre

I spent the day separated from the world. Today is the first day of Lent, so the school planned a quiet day at a convent a couple of towns over. For me it was a day of prayer — of both talking to God and hearing Him point out an old heart wound that was generating fear and sin in my life. (Yes, ladies of the View, millions of Christians have a two-way conversation with […]

Count it all joy, El Paso

Friends,  I have so much I’d like to share. In just three short weeks, I’ve read more than a have in a long while, met amazing men and women of God, debated somewhat, thought a lot. Yes, I was all ready a thinker, but now I have time and encouragement to really ruminate and consider some of the deeper things. Consequently, I haven’t followed through on some thoughts I want to share with you about […]

Resurrection is Jewish, not just Christian

This morning I ran across this headline: Pence’s Holocaust remembrance tweet angers some with ‘Christ imagery’ (JTA) So,  I just had to see what he wrote. A few days ago, Karen & I paid our respects at Yad Vashem to honor the 6 million Jewish martyrs of the Holocaust who 3 years after walking beneath the shadow of death, rose up from the ashes to resurrect themselves to reclaim a Jewish future. #HolocaustRemembranceDay #NeverAgain pic.twitter.com/67UuC1cYI2 […]

New chapter: Diving deeper into God

Today I started a new chapter. It is one I’ve longed for, but at the same time it’s come in an unexpected way and place. Today I started working toward a Masters in Biblical Studies. It will involve learning Hebrew and Greek. The unexpected part is that I am at an Anglican seminary in western Pennsylvania. Five years ago I could not have imagined this. I tell people I’m an accidental Anglican, but that’s not […]