Water is Life

I grew up taking water for granted.  Wherever my little feet took me, water flowed freely whenever I turned on a faucet. It was always there when I was thirsty.   It was a given for bathing and toileting.  It filled pools and lakes and oceans providing endless options for summer fun. Water was everywhere. Water was always there. Water is More and Less Of course, water was, is and always will be far more and far less than my childhood memories. It is more as it signals the arrival Read More …

Helping the Poor

Bruce Wydick, professor of economics at the University of San Francisco and visiting professor at the University of California - Berkeley, wrote the cover story for the February 2012 edition of Christianity Today.  In this piece, he ranked the effectiveness of the most popular ways Christians seek to overcome global poverty.  Rather than taking on the task himself, he recruited sixteen researchers to respond to a survey he developed.  Each respondent ranked each option on a scale of 0 to 10 "in Read More …

Review of New Feminist Christianity

Mary E. Hunt and Diann L. Neu, eds.  New Feminist Christianity: Many Voices, Many Views.  Skylight Paths, 2010.  ISBN: 9781594732850. Meet the Editors and Authors Mary E. Hunt (pictured on the left) and Diann L. Neu (pictured on the right) are co-founders and currently serve as co-directors of WATER (Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual), which is an an international community of justice-seeking people who promote the use of feminist values to make religious and social change. Read More …