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Faith-Based Justice Leaders Sing Joy to the World

I am honored to participate in the formation of faith-based justice leaders. I give thanks for young adults I have accompanied during the last decade who have committed themselves to serving at the intersection of faith communities and God’s love and justice in the world. For example, I watched Jenn …

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Commentary: Peace on Earth? What Peace?

“Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.” Matthew 10:34 In this Advent season, this time set aside to reflect upon the birth of Jesus— an Afro-Semitic Palestinian who was forced with his parents to …

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Remember the power of love

In his Christmas Message, United Church of Christ General Minister and President the Rev. John C. Dorhauer urges the wider church to use the power of love to overcome the divisions that exist in our world. “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace and glad tidings …

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Away in a Manger, No Crib for his Bed

Sweet Baby Jesus is in a caravan of travelers, heading north. He is tiny, carried by his tender mother, fleeing from a country with no space left for growing. Or Jesus is walking barefoot as a toddler, wearing through shoes en route and feet burning in deserts. Jesus is hungry, terrified …

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