Some Advice about Harper Lee’s new work: “Go, READ A Watchman”

Six years ago, around the 50th Anniversary of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, I wrote a collection of reflections about the characters of Lee’s novel titled The Mockingbird Parables… It was not an academic reading of her novel – more a celebration of the qualities her rich stories have to teach us about courage, compassion, […]

The Story of Christmas Reminds Us to Believe in Each Other (from the Huffington Post)

We rarely spend enough time focusing on the completely human element of scandal surrounding the birth of Jesus. According to the moral teachings of the day, not only did Joseph have every right to break off his engagement with his mysteriously pregnant future wife, but by all accounts, Mary could’ve been stoned in the village […]

Where was God last Friday? (Reflecting on the tragedy in Newtown) from Huffington Post

I stood in the hallway watching students file from school last Friday and shared the shock and horror brought on by the breaking news from Connecticut with my teaching colleagues.  As a father, my heart was broken over and over this weekend as each new little face, each family, every new angle of the story […]