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I spent my first fifteen to twenty years of priesthood, making Judas’ case – not so much against Jesus as against those who came to church to get a gentle massage for the mind and soul. I have … [Read more...]
All biblical texts are not equal: if today’s readings from Exodus and Luke were power-lifters, Exodus would in the Heavyweight Class and Luke in Featherweight. The gospel for today is nearly … [Read more...]
This sermon is a bloody mess. Literally. This story from Genesis 15 depicts a bloody mess, and it is the mythology underneath a bloody mess. First of all, we should notice some huge problems … [Read more...]
I wish I could show you the photograph I took of my dog, Rabia, positioned like the Great Sphinx in front of the fireplace on a ten-degree morning. Behind her the gas fire roasting her backside, … [Read more...]
One of my favorite poems, whose author is not known, goes like this (Slightly paraphrased): The sacred pearl.. has been bitten, priced, and strung around blasphemous necks; andthe Tree at the … [Read more...]