February 2015


"After all, hadn't God led me here so you and I can deal with this together?" my mother said. 
A pregnant feminist reflects on the need for good male mentors in a society loaded with damaging masculine norms. 
Five years after the hemisphere's most catastrophic disaster in a century, Haiti seeks to build back better. 
Theology is not about domination. That's the snake talking. 


Central African Republic faith leaders say war is not perpetrated in God's name. 
Mass prosecution of immigrants undercuts efforts against border violence. 
Despite continued opposition, the ACA is accomplishing its goals. 


From one grim-faced, aging, white guy to another. 
Congressional leaders on both sides must be convinced to put people above party. 
If Jen Bailey is emblematic of her generation in any way, we have a lot to be hopeful about. 
'He is a person who has been consistent all his life.' 

Culture Watch

White supremacy may have weakened, but it can still make us sick. 
How Maps Change Things. Woodlake. 
Short Stories by Jesus. HarperOne. 
Here's my list of the 10 best films of 2014 (many more are worthy, but 10 are all that will fit). 
Poet and Vietnam vet Bruce Weigl writes of war and reconciliation. 
Witnessing: Prophecty, Politics, and Wisdom;edited by Maria Clara Bingemer and Peter Casarella / Forward Together: A Moral Message by Chalice Press / Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist by David Hartsough / The Salt of the Earth directed by Wim Wendres and Juliano Salgado.


Reflections of the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle B 
Thank you for Rabbi Seth Goren’s good article “Recognizing ‘Christian Privilege’” (July 2013).
One could ask if Danny Duncan Collum’s “Paying to Play” (December 2014) might prompt another proposal: Eliminate interscholastic school sports entirely and provide lots of intramural sports at schools or at the Y, an or

Web Extra

Links to Elisabetta Piqué’s interviews with Pope Francis. 
A trailer for Water Everlasting?
Video on Obama's Executive Action.