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 […]

Charge to the Pastor

Charge to the Pastor by the Rev. Laura Everett Installation of Rev. Gregory Morisse as Senior Pastor Plymouth Church in Framingham MA, United Church of Christ Sunday October 19, 2014 “I have but one single charge to give you. One only, because it is first of all, and comprehends all. My brother, I charge you […]