Why every Religious Leader must see “Spotlight”

Spotlight is a film about the two institutions I hold most dear: newspapers and the Church, set in Boston, the city I have claimed as home. I left the film full of rage, despondent, and convicted-  if you serve any religious institution, you need to see this film. Spotlight is the cautionary tale of an institution […]

Unprepared: A Sermon on Luke 21: 5-19

Sunday November 17, 2013 at West Parish of Barnstable, United Church of Christ Luke 21:5-19 // When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God, he said, 6 “As for these things that you see, the days will come when not one stone will be left […]

The View from the Graveyard

The View from the Graveyard: Mark 13:1-8 Sunday November 18, 2012 St. John Episcopal Church, Northampton MA “As he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what large stones and what large buildings!” 2Then Jesus asked him, “Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be […]