Have you ever wondered why–in almost every environment–conversations and programs around diversity and inclusion are so difficult? Why is it that despite efforts to make organizations more diverse, there seems to be little to no substantial development where it really counts? Well, if you watched the above video, you know what my take is. I … More The Reality of Diversity and Illusion
As I said in the video, in all of my years, I have never been able to get myself to conform to the way society tells me I am supposed to be. As a child that meant I was often seen as weird or different. Unlike most of the people, I didn’t follow the crowd. … More This Little Light of Mind
In a facebook discussion, the question, “what is real?” came up. The context was in regard to the reality of idealized experiences or what we actually experience in the the world. We were also discussing how the survival mentality affected one’s experience of reality. The response I came up with is below. Sometimes when these … More What Is Real?
Luke 22:47-53 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) The Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus 47 While he was still speaking, suddenly a crowd came, and the one called Judas, one of the twelve, was leading them. He approached Jesus to kiss him; 48 but Jesus said to him, “Judas, is it with a kiss that you are betraying the Son … More No More of This!
If you don’t want to slap me for making the above video, then we are friends for life even if we never meet. I can say that with honesty because if you can embrace the hub-bubbery that I spoke then it means that you are not living in the fear of loss and so we … More Nothing Is Never What We Think It Is
In the winter season, it is easy to forget that in spite of gray skies and lifeless looking trees, there is something wonderful happening. Life is begetting life even when we cannot see it. The same is true for the winters of our souls. In each of our lives we experience seasons. Things grow, blossom, … More And Then Comes Spring
This post is a little more personal than my other posts, but I thought it was worth sharing because for the past several weeks I have been having a difficult time reconciling my past with my present. It started when my Systematic Theology professor gave us an assignment to name our biggest influence on our … More We Are Worthy! A Theology of Liberation
My friends do you trust in the reality of your true being? Jesus taught that the person that lives within you is greater than the one seen by the world. How often do you let that person within you see the light of day? For many of us it is not often enough. For a … More No One Can Make What God Has Created
A lot of times before I write, I start developing ideas about what I want to say. But when it comes down to the actual writing I just have to see what comes out. You see, I believe there is a difference between creating and making stuff. In my opinion creating is taking nothing and … More Enjoyment vs. Fun
I spent the whole week of January 9, 2011 in Glastonbury Abbey, a Benedictine monastery in Hingham, MA. It was part of a class I was taking for my Masters of Divinity program at Andover Newton Theological School. Before entering, I had to do my best to empty myself of all expectations and desires for my time … More S.A.D. – Sadness, Anger, and Desire