Here we are, and by “here” I mean The Mystery. That’s what “here” means in the largest of senses. Mystery calls us forth, to be changed in ways we cannot now predict. Mystery calls us forth, to bring life and hope to people we serve. The Mystery that is our congregation is a 136-year-old story […]

136 years ago, in 1882, when the Rev. George Leonard Chaney first came to Atlanta, it was just a lot of dirt. And by that, I mean the prospect for liberal religion. The Civil War had ended only 17 years earlier, and Atlanta as a southern city was decidedly unfriendly soil for the seeds of […]

So there I was, watching the news conference in Helsinki. Right before my eyes I saw our President stand beside Vladimir Putin and take Putin’s word over the word of our American Intelligence agencies. A moment of literal treason! Right before my eyes. Then I read about the Supreme Court and how it ended its […]

The other day, a man I love told me about a men’s group meeting he had gone to, for the first time. It was a Bly group, he said, named after the great American poet, Robert Bly, who is also renowned for his work on men’s psychological and spiritual wholeness. My friend said there were […]

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 […]