Recent Published Works
VOTERS ARE HUMAN BEINGS
A GOOD CHRISTIAN WOMAN ... NOT THAT ONE
Nov. 4, 2020
Yet again we Americans have a close, bitterly divided election that seems incomprehensible to both polar ends of the political spectrum. And at the same time those of us who live and work in families and communities that aren't politically homogeneous know in depths of our souls that while we might disagree fervently with those on the other side of the aisle, we will also refuse to ignore the fact that they exist.
And that they too are human beings.
In the age of data and algorithms and mass American death due to a global pandemic, I am witnessing a troubling trend of dehumanization that enables an ugly and destructive callousness toward our neighbors.
POLITICAL CYNICISM HAS GIVEN WAY TO LOVE IN CHRISTIAN AMERICA
Oct. 27, 2020
We had tried cynicism, and anger, and outrage, and disgust. We decided we weren’t going to listen anymore to the shouting cynics, to the foreign bots in a warehouse overseas paid to inflame our hatred of one another.
We agreed, millions of us, including those who voted for Trump in 2016, that this time we’d tune out the cynicism so that maybe we could hear the love and keep our lives.
THE VOICES WE CANNOT HEAR: ELECTION 2020
CHURCH ANEW BLOG
Oct. 26, 2020
In 2020 American political discourse, it often seems like everything and everyone has a price. Sometimes we mistakenly believe too that everyone has an equal chance to have their say, to exercise their voice. And that in this equal playing field there are no more rules: may the best man (and yes, it’s always a man) win. If you don't like it, leave.
But Jesus said Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and he overturned the tables of the moneychangers in the temple, because he wanted it to be clear that money is not God’s language. God does not hear the voice of the one with the most dollar bills.