The Bicyclist and the Bishop, from the Door Zone

by Rev. Laura Everett In urban cycling, there is a section of the road called “the door zone.” If you ride your bike close to parked cars (but out of moving traffic), you are liable to get hit by a motorist opening a car door into you. Conversely, if you ride close to the moving traffic […]

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 […]