Toxic masculinity is like a suit of armor. You feel trapped within. You want to caress, but all you can do is crush. You want to be seen in your humanity, but no one can see you behind all the plate armor, yourself included. Today I want to take a closer look at the armor […]

It never starts with a finger-crushing handshake, which is how toxic masculinity is announced. It always starts in innocence. Sometimes it’s young boys who seek out rough-and-tumble play, and risk taking, and they aren’t into dolls but they do like gadgets. Other times it’s young boys who, for their birthday, ask for make-up and a My […]

Homily #1 “Changing Ages” by Erin Kistenberg Scene 1: My dad and me, shortly after my sixteenth birthday. We have just spent three hours in lines at the DMV, despite getting there before it even opened, so that I can get a driver’s license. With the piece of paper granting me newfound independence in hand, […]

The silent snow comes down white and weightless; snowfall makes no noise, falls as forgetting falls, flake after flake. These words of Miguel de Unamuno help me to understand my experience this past Friday when the snow fell. I felt divided in two. One part understood instinctively that it was a time to get out […]

Listening by Rev. Jonathan Rogers

(Gratitude for Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Ellen Page and all the many survivors who have spoken and written publicly about sexual abuse, sexual assault, and sexual violence they have survived, and that finally they are being listened to and believed; YES! It has been far too long in coming, I hope that we […]