June 2, 2020

Dear friends,

“I can’t breathe.”

This anguished cry echoes through our nation. It echoes through the video that shows George Floyd, an African-American man, being choked to death by a Minneapolis police officer. It reverberates through the streets of our cities as people from all backgrounds and races cry out against racial injustice. It resonates in the lives of...

Dara Berry, Director of Operations at Open Spirit, as well as my new assistant director of the Nourishing Teachers/Strengthening Classrooms Project, invited me to write a piece for our website update.  As I begin to write, my heart (and perhaps yours), is in the midst of working to comprehend a world reeling in the emotions of uncertainty, a world stricken by C...

April 22, 2019

Dear friends,

    Yesterday, in my role as pastor of Edwards Church, I preached an Easter sermon. I focused on what I understand to be the central truth of the holiday: God’s love is more powerful than hatred, more powerful than fear, more powerful even than death. It is a truth that is expressed in different ways in many faith traditions.

    After I g...