Hopes for 2019

The thin layer of ice on my car in the early days of 2019 reminded me that it is winter in the desert lands of Arizona. People are often surprised that it gets so cold here, where in the summer it can get as high as 120ºF. But it does. For a good part of the year, Arizona is just beautiful—cool … Continue reading

A New Day Dawns for the #PCUSA at #GA223

A new day of radical inclusivity has been embraced by the Presbyterian Church (USA) at its 223rd General Assembly in St. Louis. In the spirit of Jesus who welcomed all who had been pushed to the margins of society, the assembly approved via consent agenda a number of items that only a few years ago … Continue reading

The Dry Bones and Sinew of #GA223

At the San Francisco Theological Seminary luncheon on Wednesday, Rev. Dr. Yolanda Norton, the new Assistant Professor of Old Testament, challenged listeners with Ezekiel's vision of the dry bones by saying, "If we think we are the dry bones of Ezekiel, we are missing the point." We are the sinew. … Continue reading