ARE WE OUTRAGED YET? Rev. Anthony Makar “In outrage we trust”: put that on the dollar. We say we hate the incivility, so why the popularity, 47 million daily drinking it in, superconcentrated vinegar of some doomsday fearmongerer and it’s coming at us from all sides: They are vampires, and they are trying to suck […]

Let’s start this sermon in the Birmingham Jail, with Dr. King. It’s 1963, and he’s talking to his white jailers. “[W]e got down one day,” he says, “to talk about where they lived, and how much they were earning. And when those brothers told me what they were earning, I said, ‘Now, you know what? […]

It’s been said that the iconic dress of the existentialist is the black turtleneck Let’s go with that. Imagine that one of the most famous existentialists of them all, Jean-Paul Sartre, is here with us. Wearing the black turtleneck (perhaps a French beret), he’s only five feet high. He’s round-shouldered, with downturned lips, big ears, […]

RuPaul on The View (Mar 9th, 2015) HOMILY: “God in Drag” If you think that drag is just about a man wearing false eyelashes and a pussycat wig, or it’s just a woman wearing a pair of glued-on sideburns and an Elvis jumpsuit, then you have not heard the Gospel of RuPaul. If you’re a […]

When I was a college senior, I met the woman I would be married to for many years. It was not easy going. I was still very early in my process of just beginning to understand my birth family circumstances, just beginning to name it as dysfunction and trauma, just beginning to start the journey […]