The Harvest

It’s spring.  Right?  The weather does seem to want to continue to mess with us – it’s still pretty cold some days, it is New England after all, but official spring has sprung.  And with it gardening season is upon us. I have an ever-expanding plot in my back yard that I attempt to bend continue reading »

Lent

Boston Faith & Justice Network is about bringing Christians together in community. True, there is also a mission we hope to help equip you and ourselves for.  But today as we enter Lent together I am writing this just considering how we can strengthen each other in faith that we might be stronger in community continue reading »

Celebrating Two Years with BFJN!

About 2 years ago I was waiting to meet one of my best friends for lunch.  I still remember how she breezed up to the table and declared herself in possession of a “crazy idea”.  Turns out the idea involved us applying together for a job, which was in fact posted for only one person, continue reading »

Living Gratefully

Living Gratefully “You should be more grateful!” “Don’t you understand how much you have to be thankful for!” “Stop asking for things and show some gratitude for what we already have!” These are things I find myself saying to my kids, the last usually as we walk through Target and I try to get away continue reading »

Finding Justice in Proverbs

I am in the middle of preparing a sermon on Proverbs.  To prepare I took 31 to read through the book. I was supposed to speak on speaking.  Easy enough.  Proverbs has a lot to say about what we say. It is good sound wisdom too.  That is how I think of Proverbs – full continue reading »

Inoculations Against Compassion?

Compassion, the dictionary tells us, is a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.  This, frankly, does not sound pleasant.  It sounds almost like a sickness, a disease. No wonder we avoid it.  At least I think we do. It continue reading »