Which Truth Do You Choose?

The first question we explored during the Religion and Science Symposium was, “What is truth?” I argued, the issue between science and religion is that they both claim to understand or delineate what “the truth” is but fail to realize they each seek very different understandings of the truth. In my conversation on the issues…

Trust in This. . Not That!

A part of lifeguard training is learning how to rescue active victims. The rules for rescuing an active victim includes; speaking to the victim, never swimming directly into the victim and to always use a floatation device as the primary means for the victim to grab onto. These are the rules because a panicked victim…

Taking the Long View

This morning we heard stories of three widows. First, our Old Testament reading offers us a snippet from the Book of Ruth, and our Gospel tells of the faithfulness of the poor widow who gives two coins to the temple coffers. Whenever women become the focus of an ancient text, it is good to pay…

For All The Saints

I begin my thoughts this morning with a confession, as I prepared this morning’s homily; I found it difficult to figure out what to say.  This wonderful and profound feast of All Saints seems to mean different things to different people, making it  a challenge to know just where to focus.  Today is a day…