human dignity

Respecting the Dignity of Every Human Being, and Striving for Justice and Peace Among all People

Their family was one of the first to welcome Staci and me as their shiny, new curate. They were particularly excited because, as many of you know, both of us had come out of the camp/youth ministry world and they had three adolescent boys. Decades have obviously passed, but they all transitioned from parishioners to …

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The Measure You Get Back

As I stood behind, what appeared to be, three high school girls using extremely loud voices, I concluded that they were being critical of another young person whom they all knew. I have spent a lot of time with folks like these young women¬†through camp, youth ministry and coaching, but I must confess their dialogue …

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Break the Chains

It was years ago, speaking with someone I had thought I knew well. But the longer she talked, the more sick-to-my-stomach I felt. I had been in relationship with her and her husband for over 30 years. Through the years, I had witnessed the deep love they shared. As such, it was especially difficult for …

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