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Title IV Must Be Revised

Years ago, I was discussing retirement with a bishop who had retired after a 25-year episcopate. “I got out just in time,” he said....

The Washington National Cathedral Debacle

Covenant Roundtable Washington National Cathedral recently gained some unpleasant attention when it came to light that there was an admission fee associated with its Christmas...

An Open Letter to Orphaned Believers

Wearied by seemingly endless discord in the church and numb to the chaos of our political climate, I was beginning to feel like I...

When Love Comes Knocking

M. Night Shyamalan’s latest film, Knock at the Cabin, is an adaptation of Paul Tremblay’s novel The Cabin at the End of the World....

Violence and Lament, Justice, Peace, and Hope

A Sermon for Parents’ Weekend, 2023 at St. James School He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require...

Why Land Acknowledgments Make Bad Liturgy

As it seems to me, a brief and true definition of virtue is “rightly ordered love.” Saint Augustine, City of God, 15.22 Land acknowledgments at meetings...

An Apocalyptic Moment

I have written elsewhere about my experience taking a tour as a chaplain at Ground Zero several weeks after the planes struck the World Trade...

Power and Solidarity in the Face of Disaster

Remarks delivered at a vigil organized by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh on October 19.  Thank you for the gift to be with you,...

Don’t Follow the Science

Reflecting on the surreal experience of the pandemic from the vantage of a little temporal distance, as one does, what sticks in my craw...

The Church’s Deafening Silence Amid Ethnic Cleansing of Armenians

To those who were showing up to our usual Bible study on the Book of James this past Tuesday evening, I’m sure not much...

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