Standing with Those Who Are Oppressed

In this second of three sessions on liberation theology and spirituality, we move from Peru (Gustavo Gutiérrez) and Brazil (Leonardo Boff) to the El Salvador of the 1980s. The overall theme is “salvation, suffering, and martyrdom.” Setting the context historically and geographically is important if we are to read and interpret the Scriptures from the … More Standing with Those Who Are Oppressed

Florida, Naturally

  The theme this year for our church photography group is “Storytelling through Photography.” We started with one image that tells a story, then three images in a sequence, and now a series of three or more images on a theme. We will have an exhibit at church, opening at the end of April, and … More Florida, Naturally

Keeping Vigil

For three days now, we have been keeping vigil and telling our shared story of the Resurrection, a vigil that will culminate tonight in the great feast of Easter. Our family recently experienced a vigil of our own. My 3-month-old grandniece suddenly spiked a fever and had to be admitted to the hospital with an … More Keeping Vigil

On Teachers

Lent gives us opportunities to appreciate silence, stillness, and solitude – whether we are in a desert or on a snow-covered campus. I would like to share with you one of the reflections from Mary C. Earle’s book, The Desert Mothers: Spiritual Practices from the Women of the Wilderness (Morehouse Publishing, 2007). It is a … More On Teachers