Category: General Posts

A Zoom Eucharist During a Pandemic? Raw Theological Reflections

As the Covid pandemic was upon us all, on the first Sunday in Advent, 2020, University Lutheran Church in Cambridge, MA began to offer a Zoom Eucharist. A what?  Martin Luther must have groaned in his grave.  But, mirabile dictu, it worked (to use one of… Continue Reading “A Zoom Eucharist During a Pandemic? Raw Theological Reflections”

Earth Day Fifty: Parochial Ruminations

For me, April 22, 2020 was not just the celebration of the first Earth Day fifty years ago, it also was a more parochial time to begin some ruminating. I published my first book in ecological theology the same year as the first Earth… Continue Reading “Earth Day Fifty: Parochial Ruminations”

Fragments of An Ecological Spirituality: Musings on the Big Island

The construct ecological spirituality and terms like that have by now become familiar to many, Christians and others, who are seeking to respond to our global ecojustice crisis from religious perspectives. i Perhaps the most widely celebrated theological voice in this respect is Pope… Continue Reading “Fragments of An Ecological Spirituality: Musings on the Big Island”

The moral mission of the church: Christmas Reflections (2018)

“My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior… He has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly….” (Luke 1:46, 32) One of my favorite sayings comes from an improbable source, the Freudian philosophical critic… Continue Reading “The moral mission of the church: Christmas Reflections (2018)”

Jeremy Denk, Charles Ives, and Jesus

Pianist Jeremy Denk came to Boston recently to play Charles Ives. My wife and I have been following Jeremy for years. Never mind his international stature, his MacArthur Genius Award and the Avery Fisher Prize and many other professional achievements, he happens to be… Continue Reading “Jeremy Denk, Charles Ives, and Jesus”