Sunday, January 25, 2015

Loving our Enemies: advice from the Buddhist tradition

This is a podcast from the radio show "On Being".  Two Buddhist teachers give practical advise on how to cultivate a loving attitude towards enemies.  Their advise is more psychological than religious and thus easily translated into a Christian perspective.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

44% of Nebraska public school students are low-income

The report is posted on the Southern Education Foundation website.  The Washington Post coverage of the report is available here.  When you teach on "the least of these" from Matthew 25, this report will provide you with current examples of who the least among us are in American society today.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

The Relaxed Spirit

Photo by Rev. Dr. Jane Florence.
Some reflections from this morning's Baptism of the Lord Sunday.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

In Praise of the Church Committee

This is a sermon I preached in 2006 on the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost.  The references to the Enron scandal are now dated.  Unfortunately, there are plenty of current scandals from which to choose if you want to deliver a similar message on July 26, 2015.