Duncan Hunter’s South Carolina Folk Art Politics

Like one of those roadside folk art displays, all garrulous reds and yellows, with out-of-proportion figures bearing crosses and speaking with tongues of fire, California Republican Representative Duncan Hunter’s presidential campaign just keeps painting those fence posts. This week he named two of South Carolina’s more colorful politicos to his paint team: Horry County Auditor … Continue reading Duncan Hunter’s South Carolina Folk Art Politics

A Season of Fasting

“An interim solution that will certainly fall very far short of resolving all the disputes that are before us but will provide a way of moving forward with integrity.” That’s Archbishop Rowan Williams’ take on it. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori described it as “a season of fasting - from authorizing rites for blessing same-sex … Continue reading A Season of Fasting

The Last Sunday After the Epiphany: Ending the Silence

Exodus 34:29-35, 1 Corinthians 12:27-13:13, Luke 9:28-36It was hot, Africa hot. Steaming hot, jungle hot, blood hot. Hate hot.On April 22, 1994 Séraphine Mukamana had come to the convent in Sovu, in the south of Rwanda, seeking refuge from the militia weaving drunken and murderous through the country side. The nuns hustled her and her … Continue reading The Last Sunday After the Epiphany: Ending the Silence

Steve Dolny, Requiescat in Pace

I got one of those feelings. The one that said, “You need to go today.” A long time ago, I got one of those feelings and I ignored it. I was too busy, doing something that seemed terribly important then, but you know, I can’t even remember what it was now. So I didn’t go, … Continue reading Steve Dolny, Requiescat in Pace