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Follow-Up on Desmond Tutu and the Three-Mile-Per-Hour God.

Follow-Up on Desmond Tutu and the Three-Mile-Per-Hour God.

Speaking of interfaith worship, last month I wrote about Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s concept of the “Three-Mile-Per-Hour God.” I have finally re-discovered the video footage online! The Seeds of Compassion conference has video archives but I cannot figure out how to access them. But I found it at the University of Washington’s online UW-TV website. You … Continue reading

Sorry, God, That’s Not Our Policy.

Sorry, God, That’s Not Our Policy.

This morning I read a news story explaining that the pastor from the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod in Newton, CT had to issue an apology to the LCMS president for participating in a prayer vigil two days after the murder of innocent adults and children because leaders of other faith traditions also participated. Here’s … Continue reading

My Two Nights on a Hermitage Retreat.

My Two Nights on a Hermitage Retreat.

No electricity. No plumbing. No clock. All wonderful. I spent Monday afternoon through Wednesday morning in a space called Pacem in Terris, a spiritual retreat center in central Minnesota. Its roots are in the Catholic tradition and its doors are wide open. My seminary offered students a blessed discount rate for this experience and after … Continue reading

God Is a Three-Mile-Per-Hour God.

God Is a Three-Mile-Per-Hour God.

I delivered a sermon this morning about how the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12) might inspire us to create a New Year’s Resolution focused on being the person we wish to be not because we owe it to ourselves but because we wish to better serve God. The podcast will be up later if you want to … Continue reading