Benjamin Watson, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

New Orleans Saints fan here, Mr. Watson. “Who Dat!” and all that.  I wish I could be a bigger fan of your very thoughtfully-expressed words on the “Ferguson Decision,” as you call it.  Many friends and family members — from conservatives to progressives — really liked sharing your article. None of my black friends weighed in, though.…

Friday Five: Healing Spaces

RevGal Deb authors today’s Friday Five blog prompt. She writes: So, with the events of the violence and tragedy from the Boston Marathon fresh in our memories, I thought it would be good for us to focus on where as RevGalBlogPals, we find healing, peace and strengthening. As a chaplain, there are days where I…

Lenten Photos Day 1: Who Am I?

As part of my Lenten practice this year, I have decided to participate in the Lenten 40 Day Photo Challenge at rethinkchurch.org.  The idea is to take a photo that is about the word or phrase of the day. It is supposed to require paying attention and being intentional, which sounds like a spiritual discipline to…

I’m Wearing Purple Today

Today is “Spirit Day” and I’m wearing purple to speak out against anti-LGBT bullying.  It is also a  reminder to me to speak up whenever I hear language that demeans anyone for any reason.  I am thankful for organizations and groups who have brought LGBT human rights issues into the mainstream and advocated for equality for all. GLAAD (The…