Rustlings (August 14, 2017)

Rustlings (August 14, 2017)

I tend to be a directionally challenged person. I cannot tell you which direction the front door of my home faces – North, South, East or West. I’ve actually watched planes descending in the sky to determine where a city’s airport was located. (Yes…I’ve actually tried...
Rustlings (August 8, 2017)

Rustlings (August 8, 2017)

Every once in a while, you need to try something new. I followed the small hoard of teenagers into the Ananda Yoga Temple in Scotts Valley, California. Each day of youth camp, we had visited and participated in a particular creative art. On Tuesday, we explored the...
Rustlings (July 31, 2017)

Rustlings (July 31, 2017)

With the wedding behind me and youth camp a few days away, I had some vacation time to burn. So, to answer one parishioner’s question (asked prior to my leaving), “What does a senior minister do while on vacation?” I offer the following in chronological order, but...
Rustlings (July 24, 2017)

Rustlings (July 24, 2017)

Perspective. Life pivots and moves on glasses that are half-full or half-empty. A sense of purpose and happiness (or aimlessness and bitterness) is the result of how we embrace the twists and turns of our daily existence. The events cannot be changed; it was what it...
Rustlings (July 17, 2017)

Rustlings (July 17, 2017)

Music is often called the universal language. It is a human expression that brings people together all over the world. African rhythms, Mediteranean semi-tones, classical motifs and any language of lyric tends to pull us in, make us move and somehow find a sense of...
Rustlings (July 10, 2017)

Rustlings (July 10, 2017)

I have never struggled with the intersection of science and faith. The struggle was always around; it just never had an impact on me. My childhood pastor was not an advocate of scientific method and often berated academic theories that – in his opinion – ran contrary...