“SAME MOTHER, SAME FATHER”

“Our Father, who art in heaven….” Ba kelen, fa kelen” Fill in the blank: I first began to understand, or accept, that I was an adult when….” Let me tell you about when Sibiri first knew and embraced his adulthood. Sibiri is a common male name in much...

WHAT WE SHOULD BE DEBATING

What follows below is an essay I submitted to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune in 2013, in response to a series of essays for and against evolution and creationism, on the terms usually staked out in the debate pitting science against the Bible. It was not printed, by the...

PATHWAYS CLASS 9 (November 11): A Preview

This next session will focus on “Extending Peace.” Before we do so, however, this would be a good time to consider: What do we do to open ourselves up to and receive the gift of God’s peace? And who and what helps us receive and experience...

Pathways Class 8 (November 4): a Review

Last Sunday, November 4, our Pathways class explored the 2nd of MC USA’s renewed commitments: “Witness to God’s Peace,” in particular, experiencing or receiving God’s peace. We looked at peace as described in Ezekiel 34:25-31 (compare with Matthew 9:36) and Isaiah...

MEMENTO MORI

2 Timothy 4: 6 For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord,...