Journal entry for May 19, 2021 I sit on a cabin porch in the Catskills. My news apps are doubtless reporting the day’s count of Covid cases, how many Bush staffers support a new Republicanesque party, the latest protestations of anti-vaxxers, and the number of bombs that fell yesterday on Gaza neighborhoods. But in my … More Catskill Cabin
Easter came near to us this year with pent up longing. A tentative hopefulness. After the cancellation of public worship at Easter last year, after the loss of community and paralyzing isolation, having watched the devastation of millions dying worldwide — after all that, in my little corner of the world things are changing. Infections … More Joy Again?
These two weeks have been hard, with the beginning of the fall semester where I teach. I am buoyed by the joy of conversations with students in classes, undeterred by the need to conduct most of them by video. Yet I’m also feeling the heavy weight of the closing of the seminary I’ve invested myself … More Thank You Daniel and God