The Seventh Sunday After the Epiphany (Year B)

Isaiah 43:18-252 Corinthians 1:18-22Mark 2:1-12You know how he must have felt. Hoping against hope, yet fearing the endless struggle that was his life would never end, his trust for other people gone, he’s a wrecked shell of man: paralyzed, he can’t even raise a beggar’s cup to compete with the rest of the social outcasts … Continue reading The Seventh Sunday After the Epiphany (Year B)

Critical Analysis

A long time ago, in a galaxy, far, far away, there was a Christian Fundamentalist who believed with all his heart that 6,000 years ago, in a garden located at the confluence of four Mesopotamian rivers, a creature made from the earth breathed his first breath. But that was before the CF “critically analyzed” the … Continue reading Critical Analysis

Bush’s Budget: Immoral, Un-Biblical and Anti-American

In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson declared a war on poverty, and the Great Society marshaled its resources to bring economic justice to the world’s richest nation. For the next decade or so, poverty rates began to fall, but beginning somewhere around the time of the second Nixon administration, when Americans began to doubt that government … Continue reading Bush’s Budget: Immoral, Un-Biblical and Anti-American

South Carolina Chain Saw Massacre

In one of our adult Sunday School classes at the Church of the Resurrection, we are reading Anne Lamott’s Traveling Mercies. It’s my umpteenth time through this joyful journey of faith with the exquisite Lamott. For many of my fellow travelers, it is their first, and they are as in love with her as I … Continue reading South Carolina Chain Saw Massacre