Colbert v. Stewart, and brief thoughts on clergy authenticity

There's lots of love out there right now in the religious world – well, in the Comedy Central-watching religious left world, anyway – for Stephen Colbert.  Several outlets have picked up on a Religious News Service (RNS) piece, Behind Colbert's right-wing funnyman, a quiet faith, and it is making its rounds among my friends andContinue reading “Colbert v. Stewart, and brief thoughts on clergy authenticity”

Pastoral Identity and Authenticity Online

A wonderful article by Lynne Baab in Spring 2010 issue of Lifelong Faith explores how various e-communications platforms – blogs, Twitter, Facebook, regular congregation-wide emails, and a good website – can work with established forms of communication – sermons, printed newsletters – to support and enhance the task of faith formation in the congregation.  It'sContinue reading “Pastoral Identity and Authenticity Online”

We’re just a bunch of phonies trying to throw Jesus off a cliff (Lectionary 4, Year C)

Fourth Sunday after the EpiphanyLuke 4:21-30January 31, 2010 Grace to you and peace, from the one who is, and who was, and who is to come.  Amen. One you get a few paragraphs deep into The Catcher in the Rye,    the classic 1951 novel by J.D. Salinger, who died this past week.    it becomes painfullyContinue reading “We’re just a bunch of phonies trying to throw Jesus off a cliff (Lectionary 4, Year C)”