We Are the New Earth!

 A few months back I introduced what Ellen Davis refers to as the religious imagination. It is that part of our spiritual life that allows us to imagine that life on this earth can be so much better than it is. Professor Davis argues, one of the greatest challenges facing Christianity today is our failure…

Oh, We Like Sheep

In the interest of full disclosure, the only first-hand knowledge I have of sheep and shepherding comes from the three days I spent on a sheep farm in England. Beyond the fact sheep are able to jump over those stonewalls so many New Englanders find attractive, I didn’t learn much else. So in all honesty,…

Go to Galilee

There are two dirty words in the Episcopal vocabulary. The first is tithing. Although the church highly recommends everyone to strive to tithe, it is not a topic we wish to hear about or talk about, especially those of us who grew up in proper New England, where we learned that it was in bad…