In case you missed the story of Antoinette Tuff, Here it is from NPR. A 20-year old man, armed with assault weapons, entered a school building full of children. He encountered Antoinette Tuff, who was the school clerk. She called 911, and then she handled the situation, but in a most unusual … [Read more...] about God Bless Antoinette Tuff
Like so many, I am saddened that George Zimmerman was acquitted. Whatever happened that night . . . however the laws of the State of Florida played themselves out . . . I don't believe that justice prevailed. As I hear the anguish of many, it occurs to me that I have prayed for my own … [Read more...] about Advocating Prayer Equality
Yesterday I met Daoud Nassar, and I would like to introduce you. "I am a Palestinian Christian farmer," Daoud says. There are very few of his kind left. His family's land lies six miles southwest of Bethlehem, 100 acres that his grandfather purchased in 1916. The family has owned the land … [Read more...] about Daoud Nassar, a Palestinian Christian farmer
This was written for the NCP Monthly, Dec 2010. My husband is not easy to shop for. He works with technology but he doesn't crave the latest gadget. His hobbies are inexpensive ones involving wind power, balance and T-shirts. Really, he is a man of simple tastes, the kind of man who can microwave … [Read more...] about Does Baby Jesus Mind?
My presbytery, National Capital, has begun a "new way of being presbytery." This Friday to Saturday we had a retreat at Meadowkirk, our Presbytery camp and conference center, for a feast of the Word. The speaker/leader was Frances Taylor Gench, a professor at Union/PSCE who spoke three times on the … [Read more...] about Postmodern Panic & Missional Malaise
I reviewed a new novel for a website called Patheos, which is an interesting site that uses "portals" to compare the various religious systems of our globe. This is the first time I did some writing for Patheos. TheÂ novel,Â by Evan Drake Howard, isÂ called The Galilean Secret. It has a "Dan Brown … [Read more...] about Book Review: The Galilean Secret
Sara Miles wrote Take This Bread, about a feeding ministry she began in St. Gregory's Episcopal church in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her parents were devout atheists but one day she wandered into St. Gregory's and was compelled by the experience of receiving open communion. She said: Feed my … [Read more...] about Quotes from FFW: Sara Miles