Category: Minister’s Newspaper Column


People certainly do not all mean the same thing when they use the word “God” – whether they capitalize it or not, whether they think in singulars or plurals or weirder mysteries, whether or not they worship the essence that, for them, the word signifies, … read more.

News Virginian, July 25, 2021

Some members of our community have been thinking conscientiously and humanely about school nondiscrimination policies while others refuse to bring logic, compassion, or humanity into their response. Some vocally use their religious beliefs to demand discrimination be enforced, while others use religion to argue that … read more.

News Virginian, June 27, 2021

My congregation is observing Pride Sunday today as part of our commitment to growing equity and justice in the areas of sexual orientation and gender identity. It is becoming more common for American churches, synagogues, and other organizations to give a nod to the just … read more.

News Virginian, April 25, 2021

Something important is underway in Washington, D.C. Having passed the House of Representatives on Feb. 25, the “Equality Act” is under consideration in the Senate.

Back in 1986, I met my partner at an ACLU meeting in the Illinois town where we both were living. The … read more.

News Virginian, March 29, 2021

A first column is, like any introduction, the only chance I’ll get to make a first impression. So, no pressure here! Only… some of you already know me, for better or worse.

Perhaps you read the letter I wrote in response to a recent column on … read more.