Sujitno Sajuti and the Fight to Remain

Sujitno Sajuti pictured here on his one-year observance in sanctuary at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Meridan, CT. Over the last 30 years, I’ve witnessed church pews slowly empty on Sunday mornings everywhere from my home state of South Dakota, to Anglican churches in England, and Australia. I’ve seen a number of meetings implode over…

6.23.19 – Sermon at St. PJ’s New Haven

Sunday Sermon Series Before faith came...what a wildly complicated way for us to open today’s Epistle from Galatians. Before faith came. Three words that sound innocent, may even be easy to overlook to get to the more positive language of unification, neither Greek nor jew, slave not free, man not woman, extending the promise of…

Winter 2020 – Like the Curvature of Watermelon

Poetry & Prose Whatever is the harder thing to do - do it, I am told. And so I do. There is, within the longing of pain, an under-swell I lunge to accept. Beneath the accusation, projection, and avoidance lies a fear. Sprawled out, pale skinned, looking away, eyes covered, devastated to be seen by…