Day: September 4, 2011


That weekend in September we had gone to Sandy Hook because I was dissatisfied with my life, and angry at having to live it, and to have summer end. We drove down through the long cattails, and I was unhappy because the beach that I love doesn’t have cattails. I didn’t like the boardwalk, or that the water was warm.

The working class gone missing

There was news last month that contrary to most people’s expectation, the more educated an American is, the more likely that person is to attend church regularly. So why are the mainstream churches in the U.S. losing membership across the board? Apparently it’s because the working class Americans are less and less likely to be […]

Paul Jones

Reading for the feast day of Paul Jones, Sept. 4: Psalm 76 Malachi 2:17-3:5 I Peter 3:8-14a John 8:31-32 Bishop Paul Jones, one of the fathers of modern pacifism, is not a universally well known figure in our liturgical calendar, but his story is of interest in light of today’s highly polarized political messages in […]