How would you feel if the Good News Club (Child Evangelism Fellowship) was bringing its Jesus message into your child’s school? Well, this group is in thousands of schools–maybe more than 5%. This is legal. . .right now. . .but it’s opened the door for other religious groups to reach our kids. Seems fair, right? […]Read More After School Satan Club!
The Rev. William Barber, President of the NAACP in my (new) state of North Carolina, gave an amazing speech at the Democratic Convention. As Hemant says, even an atheist could say Amen! Reviving the Heart of Our Democracy “When we love the Jewish child and the Palestinian child, the Muslim and the Christian and the […]Read More Another (almost) Secular Sermon
I recommend this excellent post from a chaplain in Australia. I’ve replied in the comment section. The questions he raises are critical for anyone considering the future of relevant chaplaincy.Read More Chaplaincy: An Australian Perspective
Now that I’ve left my home state of California (I’m really a Washingfornian, since I was born in Seattle) to re-locate in the spit-polished buckle of the bible belt, I’m considering my next steps in life. What’s a secular chaplain to do? How to continue “the work” with non-profits or something else in a position […]Read More If There is a Path, Where Will it Lead?
Well, the adults are in the room so listen up. Obama gave an amazing, uplifting, maybe even inspiring message last night at the DNC. I’ve always been proud that he is the President and honestly I’m a bit sad he’ll be out of the Formerly-Just-for-Whites House. Yet, if rational adults are present in the room, […]Read More Secular Sermon?
So, I went to church today. . . Yes, you read that correctly. I attended the family church, to show respect (my father-in-law’s ashes rest in the garden there) and to see how the church has changed. Well, I have to say, I saw very little change from years past. Still mostly elderly folks–all good […]Read More A Secular in the Sanctuary
I watched a few hours of the Repub Convention last week. The Preacher Politicians loved their National and nationistic Pulpits. Really awful to watch, especially for a secular American. The message was very clear: Jesus is calling the Republicans to make the nation Heaven again. . .and Hell for everyone else in the (devil-loving) world. […]Read More Bridges not Walls