Day: July 21, 2014

45 Years Ago: Communion on the Moon

Yesterday marked the forty-fifth anniversary of the first time humanity set foot on the lunar surface. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin stepped off the spaceship and onto the moon, and thus stepped into history. What is not as widely known, however, is that it is also the forty-fifth anniversary of the first communion service to occur on […]

Tongues and ears

Why do you boast, O mighty one, of mischief done against the godly? All day long you are plotting destruction. Your tongue is like a sharp razor, you worker of treachery. (Ps. 52:1, NRSV) I am troubled by the on-going conflict in the Holy Land, as I’m sure everyone is. Two groups of the children […]

Inequality in Israel, as humanitarian crisis deepens in Gaza

The ongoing violence in Gaza has been agonizing to watch, even as it fills the front pages, and the A blocks of the news lately. At the moment, Ha’aretz reports the death toll as encompassing over 500 Palestinians dead, 18 Israelis. Earlier today, the UNRWA has said that the number of Palestinian children in the […]