Lavender-Infused Bullshit: A Post on Supporting Loved Ones with Mental Illness

Lavender-Infused Bullshit: A Post on Supporting Loved Ones with Mental Illness a post co-written with my family Mental illness is shit.* It’s cruel and squirrely and steals joy from people who suffer from it. It sneaks up on you in a class you’re so very excited about and tells you lies that you don’t belong. […]

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 […]

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 […]