The Sunday Sermon: Witnesses to Life

If you weren’t paying close attention, you might have missed it. It didn’t get coverage on the nightly news, and we didn’t even have a special service for it. But this week the Church celebrated a milestone in the Gospel story, the Ascension of Jesus. It’s the missing link in the story of how the … READ MORE…

Community Organizing 101

Dear Friends in Christ, I’d like to invite you join me for Community Organizing 101, a three-course Wednesday night series this May 13, 20, and 27 that will take place at St. John’s Church at 760 1st Ave in Chula Vista from 7-8:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served and there is no cost to … READ MORE…

Can we change in time?

Cathedral member Jonathan Widener writes,  My minister in Chicago just posted the words to this little-known hymn as they sang it in a march tonight in Chicago. She mentioned how she wept as her parishioners all held hands, walking for peace and justice. As my friends in Chicago and New York converge on streets and … READ MORE…

Human Trafficking: What We Can Do

On the morning of May 8th, I attended the “Interfaith Summit on Ending Human Trafficking in San Diego,” sponsored by the Interfaith Center for Worker Justice. The conversation focused on what congregations can do to help stop human trafficking, with speakers addressing the issue from a variety of backgrounds, including survivor networks, law enforcement, community … READ MORE…

Go Public in Epiphany!

Sisters and Brothers, Our Saturday afternoon Balboa Park Outreach Walks with Chris Wells, Mary Doak, Lynne and Bill Fish and others continue to invite us into compelling conversations with those who live outside. Won’t you consider joining them for these hour-long walks (3:30-4:30) some Saturday soon? Email me if you’re interested. Go Public and Serve … READ MORE…

Monday Interfaith Service at Occupy San Diego

Occupy for Jesus! I’ve been down to Occupy San Diego four times–most recently to attend the interfaith prayer service on Monday. That morning Occupy had dwindled down to a rag-tag bunch that was chiefly holding the space. It was mostly young people–lots of dreads and piercings as some critics have noted–with an older crowd attending … READ MORE…

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