Look for the Helpers

What can the "look for the helpers" advice do for us in these times? I suggest that, while it doesn't diminish the painful realities of our corporate life, it does offer us one path through the valley of cynicism.

Liturgy in the Time of COVID

These days, my emotions are not a reliable source.  They are up and down and back and forth and all over the place, telling me stories and lies and leading me down all sorts of rabbit holes.   I don’t need emotional authenticity—I need something solid.  I need a touchstone to ground me. I don’t need high-energy, emotional worship; I need liturgy.  

Inclusive Hymn Rewrite Challenge

There is nothing gratuitous about the arts right now. They are not added, they are essential—like spirituals in the hell of cotton fields, anti-war songs of the 60s, AIDS blankets and inner city murals and poetry that says what everybody’s tired souls are feeling.