Blessing on the WinterWalk to End Homelessness

The Winter Walk is a remarkable joint effort to raise awareness and funds to help end homelessness in Boston. Rather than six organizations competing against one another for funds and attention to serve those experiencing homelessness, they do the work together. You can give here. I am grateful for this witness to abundance and honored to welcome […]

Preferential Option for the City: A Prayer for Boston City Council

The Boston City Council has a tradition of inviting in local clergy & spiritual leaders from across the city  to offer a prayer or reflection. I am grateful for my fabulous city councilor Matt O’Malley for inviting me. Here is my prayer for our city. Marriages are not simply the joining of two people, but the joining […]

Remembering Mayor Tom Menino, urban theologian

Remembering Mayor Tom Menino, urban theologian Boston’s Mayor Tom Menino, now of blessed memory, was a religiously complex man. He grappled publicly with his tradition even as he was informed by it. He was a devout Roman Catholic who occasionally argued loudly and publicly with the leadership of his church. As the Washington Post recounted, “A Catholic in […]