I believe in the co-creation of the sermon just like I believe in the co-creation of Beloved Community.  I propose to show that though we may feel we are bad at meditation, it is our faith in the struggle and our holy intentions that will make us good.  At meditation. I will do this by […]

A couple of years ago, in the fall of 2015, I found myself winning my Ultimate League tennis matches again and again. Against people who had beat me in previous seasons, too. Soon I learned that I had qualified for the post-season tournament, and I had been added to an initial bracket of 64 contenders […]

“The secret of success in life,” said author Mark Twain, “is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.” “My cooking is so bad,” said comedian Phyllis Diller, “my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor.” “The only time to eat diet food,” said the great chef Julia Child, […]

A moment ago we witnessed something mesmerizing. It was performance poet Marlon Carey at a Ted Talk in Boston, rapping and rat-a-tat tatting through a piece about time: Time is running out There’s never enough time…. Our dismal existence is punching in, punching out Serving time Prisoners trapped inside the hourglass Choking on the sandstorm […]

It’s been another grueling week in our country, which culminated yesterday in the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as the Supreme Court’s 114th justice despite serious concerns about his honesty, temperament, and treatment of women. Another grueling week, which saw thousands of protesters in Washington and millions around the country, protesting the fact that their bodies […]

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