January 10, 2016

As I write this on the day before New Year’s Eve, I am very much taken by a photograph I saw in a newspaper yesterday. In the photo, a woman holds a 5-month-old child in front of her. The woman smiles widely. A crowd of people is gathered. The caption tells us that...

December 13, 2015

This week we say farewell to a long-time member of our staff, Sue Mathys, who has served as our Coordinator of Stewardship over the past several years. Sue and her husband are moving to Phoenix, Arizona after the new year. I first met Sue in March of 2011 on a St....

December 6, 2015

Over the past few weeks, in light of terror attacks around the world, two voices emerge as signs of light in what sometimes seems to be a darker and darker world. One is Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, whose most recent book is called Not in God’s Name: Confronting Religious...

October 25, 2015

One of my favorite things to do is to look through local bookstores and see what’s there. A few weeks back I found a book called “The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light.” The author is Paul Bogard. In his book, he writes about...