One of my co-ministers at the Church of the Larger Fellowship, Bob LaVallee, is a veteran who served in Afghanistan and is now a candidate for ministry. As we met this week to finalize the elements of CLF’s service for Memorial Day, he told us … read more.
The year was 1970. Richard Nixon was in the White House, Simon and Garfunkel was on the radio, Archie Bunker was on the television, and I was in kindergarten… but let’s not fixate on that, shall we?
The United States was embroiled – fighting over a … read more.
In high school, the yearbook editors jokingly gave our guest speaker, Beth Peterson, that title, and there was nothing cool about that. Now, 30+ years later as a leader, Beth sees Girl Scouts doing pretty much the same things, yet somehow her neighbor is sending … read more.
One of the English language’s most famous poems about loss is “Remember” by Christina Rosetti; the sonnet’s final couplet reads
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.
I for one would rather forget that my father died suddenly … read more.
The second of a two part series reflecting on Black History Month, which will use a multi-media format to explore significant themes in African-American life, thought, and history.
The first of a two-part series reflecting on Black History Month.