Archive for May, 2008

Bigger than We Can Imagine

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

 The God that we serve is so big

that we don’t have to be limited

by the world that we now see.

This quote by Mariama White-Hammond was part of a recent post  on the always  insightful and encouraging blog,  God’s Politics.

Ms. White-Hammond is the inspiring young executive director of Project Hip-Hop (Highways Into the Past—History, Organizing and Power), a youth-led, secular, nonprofit organization that provides a space where predominantly young people of color from traditionally low-income communities in Boston can develop and exercise their individual and collective leadership. The blog entry is excerpted from an interview with her that appears in this month’s issue of Sojourner magazine in a feature about young Christians who are making a difference in the world.

This particular quote came in answer to the question, What would you like to tell other Christians? While I think it is a great statement of faith, for me it is more than a Christian guidepost. (more…)

Science Without Borders

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008


The first day or so we all pointed to our countries.

The third or fourth day we were pointing to our continents.

By the fifth day, we were aware of only one Earth.

Sultan bin Salman Al-Saud, astronaut

This perspective from space offers wisdom for us here back on earth. Unity sounds simple, but when we are distracted by family issues, social concerns and our national interests, it can be hard to remember there is “only one Earth.” In fact, there may be no more important thing for us to remember than this: all of us on the planet are neighbors.

Thankfully, there have been positive moves toward that recognition. (more…)

Poetry: An Invitation

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

April was National Poetry Month, and what a heart-warming celebration the past few weeks have been for me: