GA12 Getting Real; homily


Omigod. This GA12 stuff is getting real. After an amazing meeting of the GA Planning Committee, we are beginning to see what it will look like, and how it will feel, to go to Phoenix this June. As Walt said in our meeting with the Louisville congregations (we’re also beginning to plan GA’13), our General Assembly is often transformative. Tens of thousands of people have “gotten religion” at our annual gathering. Well, this year could be much more ~read more~

work and dignity–sufficient, not necessary

"I am a man" Memphis 1968

“The rights of workers to join together and bargain collectively for better wages and working conditions is not just a civil right, it is a fundamental way we recognize that human beings have an inherent dignity and worth,” writes Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, in yesterday’s Washinton Post.  Thistlethwaite quotes Walter Rauschenbusch, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Pope John Paul II as including the centrality of work to our human dignity.

She writes, “What makes us not only people, ~read more~

vm: Martin Luther King, Jr.

This week we celebrate the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who said, “Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.”  So may ~read more~

so may we categorize: