The Wizard Featured in Salon

Today, I was both humbled and honored to see an article I wrote on the intersection of the faith community and the labor movement – a subject I consider extremely important – appear on Please read, enjoy, share – and tell me where you stand on this issue. In a daily mass last month,Continue reading “The Wizard Featured in Salon”

The World is (Probably) Ending Tomorrow

That’s what the evidence suggests, anyway. I see very little purpose to turning away from it – or perhaps I just can’t. The truth is, I think about the end of the world pretty much all the time. People who know me well would tell you that I talk about it all the time, too, butContinue reading “The World is (Probably) Ending Tomorrow”

2013: Just a Box of Rain?

“We all got up to dance, Oh, but we never got the chance, For as the players tried to take the field, The marching band refused to yield. […] And in the streets, the children screamed, The lovers cried, and the poets dreamed, But not a word was spoken; The church bells all were broken.”Continue reading “2013: Just a Box of Rain?”

Counter-Culture Christ: Interview with Evangelical Pastor Geoff DeFranca Part II

This is the second part of a two-part discussion conducted via e-mail and in person with evangelical Nazarene pastor Geoff DeFranca as part of our ongoing Wizard of Monadnock interfaith series. You can read part one here.  It had been nearly 800 years since the patriotic prophet Isaiah, living in the small and feeble nationContinue reading “Counter-Culture Christ: Interview with Evangelical Pastor Geoff DeFranca Part II”

Journey of a Sane Evangelical: Interview with Pastor Geoff DeFranca, Part I

It’s a little more than 700 years BCE, in the tiny tribal nation of Judah. Resting in what is now the southern part of Palestine, Judah comprised slightly less than half of the Promised Land – the land, according to the Hebrew Bible, once known as Canaan and promised by god (known as YHWH, correctContinue reading “Journey of a Sane Evangelical: Interview with Pastor Geoff DeFranca, Part I”

It is a Holiday and I Don’t Like It

Actually, the title here is a little bit misleading. If I were truly a good professional wizard, I would have warned you at least two weeks ago that August 1 was Lammas, one of the eight holiest days of the solar calendar. In fact, I would have devised an entire scheme of celebration and ritualContinue reading “It is a Holiday and I Don’t Like It”