It’s. Still. Christmas.

People of faith, we have a problem. It's not that people say "Happy Holidays" (as a contraction of Holy and Days, 'holidays' actually reveres all of the sacred and special days in this season, from Solstice to Kwanzaa to Hanukkah to Christmas to Watch Night to New Year's Day). It's not that there's a war… Continue reading It’s. Still. Christmas.

Love, Personhood, and Abuse in Twilight

Reading this excellent reflection on the Twilight: Breaking Dawn 1 movie got me all riled up again about why I dislike Twilight, and since it wasn't posted on this blog, I re-post for your reading enjoyment my August 2009 review of the Twilight series as compared with the Harry Potter series (medium-grade spoilers for both… Continue reading Love, Personhood, and Abuse in Twilight

Sermon: Where the Love-Light Gleams

"Where the Love-Light Gleams" (December 4, 2011 - Second Sunday of Advent) We are in great need of love-- of knowing we are loved and of giving love to others. At Trinity UMC, we do a pretty good job of sharing the light of love with our community through our hospitality and welcome and openness… Continue reading Sermon: Where the Love-Light Gleams

Open Letter to Eat More Kale

I've known local "t-shirt guy" and artist Bo Muller-Moore for a couple of years. Our daughters went to preschool together and are in the same grade (different classes) at school. Bo also volunteers as a driver for Meals on Wheels, which is a program that operates under the umbrella of the non-profit I chair,… Continue reading Open Letter to Eat More Kale