Some thoughts on Amy Winehouse

As somebody who has spent a lot of time with men and women who are addicted to sex, drugs, alcohol, relationships, eating and cutting, the news that broke this afternoon really hit home. It really did not have to end like this for Amy. I am thinking right now about my friend Tina, whose own…

Christ in Community

Finding Jesus Where is this Christ to be found? So far, we have discussed the very basics of some radical concepts. Can Christianity survive outside the bounds of a religious mindset? We would give the initial answer of ‘yes’. Does the work, the message, and most importantly the person of Jesus have influence in a…

Who is the Rev. Casey?

John Steinbeck’s classic The Grapes of Wrath features a burned-out preacher named Jim Casy. That Reverend Casy had been preaching a message that never really got through to his own soul. He had preached about how man could be sinless, pull himself up by his own moral bootstraps, and please God by a good life.…