A personal story about illegal immigration

Only the largest construction firms used union labor. Everybody else went to the underpass. At the end of my brother's life, he was making less per hour than he did as an apprentice.

9/11 memories and the Cross

I arrived at Ground Zero already convinced that the cross of Jesus Christ was the hope of the world. When I left, I was taken beyond conviction.

The sacraments and pastoral judgment

In May 2015, a flurry of stories came out about Bishop Greg Brewer and the baptism of the adopted son of two men in a committed same-sex relationship in Orlando, Florida.
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Conscience, controversy, and charity

I think about the controversies that roiled the church into which I was ordained, and I grieve that we could not find a way to handle issues of conscience and theological vision with more charity.

What’s love got to do with it?

A few days ago I attended the annual meeting of the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis. One speaker spoke of the role of love in recovery.