The Myth of Redemptive Violence

Our world has bought it to this most tragic of all myths—violence is simply the best, truest, solution to problems personal and global. This belief goes far beyond self-defense, taking on an almost magical quality, so it becomes… Read More

Heart Lessons

Woman dancing

The “heart” in the biblical tradition refers to the very core of a person. To grow into our humanity and so our holiness, we need to pay attention to any time our hearts fly open. For it is… Read More

Message in The Stars: Reflections on Violence in The Shadow Of Sandy Hook

  Dear Friends, Here is the opening for Frederick Buechner’s fine sermon called “A Message in the Stars”: “Suppose, for instance, that God were to take the great, dim river of the Milky Way as we see it… Read More