Reinventing Religion

I attended two Passover Seders last week.  One I led for a large group of New Mexican church-going Christians.  The other was in the home of my Jewish kid brother and our religiously, ethnically diverse gathering of family and friends.  The first one was designed to...

Growing Up with Elie Wiesel

I mourned when I heard that Elie Wiesel had died. I grew up with this Holocaust survivor and Nobel Laureate.   No, not in Auschwitz or Buchenwald, the concentration camps of his childhood experience, but in the darkened room of my 8th grade Jewish Sunday School class....

Resolve to Evolve: Get to Know Jesus, Again

This week, I’m continuing to share tips for people of faith who are resolved to evolve in 2014.  Tip #1 was  Get Authentic. Tip #2 is Get to know Jesus, again. When Jesus first came to me in a vision, over 20 years ago, it was a shock.  Not only that he was in...

Not Even a Text Message?

Just as Christians celebrate Easter and Christmas every year, so Jesus and his family—along with their relatives and friends—celebrated Passover every year. It was a big to-do. Each spring in the Hebrew month of Nisan they trekked from their home in Nazareth up to...

On the Eighth Day of Christmas

Do you remember what happened on the 8th day of Christmas? The 8th day of Christmas, you ask? You mean, eight maids a milking? Nope! On the eighth day of Christmas–after Jesus is born in a humble feeding trough, after the angels sing “Glory to God in the...