Month: June 2020


tired


“In the beginning”, a watercolor by Rob Schouten (c) 1985, Rob Shouten Gallery, Whidbey Island Hands that hold; hands that work: a meditation on exhaustion. Raised in an Anglican home and an American Puritan religious ethos as I was, a patriarchal British accent, afternoon tea and hard work have always...

Black Jesus


I want my black or perhaps brown Jesus back. The white one looks too much like a cracker-church-lawyer in a hoodless white smock and rather too “pretty” locks of long blond hair. Ok, a surfer-cracker-church-lawyer. Regardless, it’s not working for me. He smells of racism. The brown man who was...

Tell your Story


After 20 years in ordained ministry, I have begun to put 2 and 2 together.  I have been looking and listening and watching and even hearing. And what is becoming clear is the default of the church and the state to dominate.  And in that way, church and state are...