Now and then I’m asked to lead a gathering–usually progressive thinkers open to some wild freethinking. Sometimes I’ll write a song to stir up some singing. Here are a few pieces I patched together related to Earth Day gatherings (and yes, I often “borrow” a familiar tune and mangle. . .or improve. . .the words). […]Read More Songs in the Key of Nature
Fresh back from the High Sierra mountains. . .The Wonder of Water! (all photos by Chris Highland-2015)Read More Natural, Living Sanctuary
It’s called Earth. And it’s not just about Humans. . . Winners of the 2015 World Press Photo Contest (full credits on the link page)Read More We’re all in the same Boat
This is a classic turntable. The Church interferes in scientific and medical matters. . .so, Science returns the favor! Scientists Interfere with the Church (The Guardian) one group of emboldened scientists has decided to go further and pledge to respond in kind by interfering as much as possible with religious matters. This is great: Another objection […]Read More Scientists Interfere with the Church
Pope Approves Martyrdom Declaration for Oscar Romero Pope Francis decreed Tuesday that slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero was killed in 1980 out of hatred for his Catholic faith, approving a martyrdom declaration that sets the stage for his beatification. I drive by a church each week that is named for a Catholic martyr, someone who […]Read More Oscar Romero a Martyr?
I admire conservative commentator David Brooks for his frequent wanderings into the gray areas between faith issues and psychology, sociology, politics and the humanities. In this new piece in the Times (“Building Better Secularists”) he tries to give a brief nod to the essence of secularism but then falls right back into the neo-conservative pew […]Read More Faith in a Secular World