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, […]

Did you know that, in ancient mid-East society, where Israel lay, it was common for military men to establish deep and faithful friendships with each other—friendships which were so deep that, in truth, the men were lovers? Did you know that, in the ancient society out of which our Hebrew Bible emerged, women had […]

My sermon today is in two parts. Part one is what I preached at our partner church in Székelyudvarhely, although there I had to pause every once and a while for Rev. Kedei to translate what I was saying into Hungarian. I want you to hear what I had to say to them. Here […]