Wisdom Walking

February 17th, 2019 By punkpriest

Wisdom Walking: Pilgrimage is A Way of Life Gil Stafford Fr. Stafford, an Episcopal Priest, writes of our lives as a pilgrimage. He uses walking long distances, particularly in Ireland, as a symbol of that pilgrimage.  Walking for Stafford is a way in which to pilgrimage in his own life. Stafford sees our pilgrimage as […]

Book Review

February 17th, 2019 By punkpriest

The Disfiguration of Nature: What the Caring for the Environment is Inherently Conservative By James G. Krueger James Krueger presents the thesis that issues around environmental  issues has been clouded by all the “ism’s”, and that people should come together leaving aside their view points for the common goal of the preservation of nature.  For […]

Turning Our Woes Around!

February 16th, 2019 By punkpriest

Turn the Woes Around! ““But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation. But woe to you who are filled now, for you will be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will grieve and weep. Woe to you when all speak well of you, for their ancestors treated […]

Book Review

February 14th, 2019 By punkpriest

The Minimalist Home By Joshua Beck Joshua Beck writes a book about minimizing our home. We live in a society that gathers so much stuff. As we travel across the country we see all these storage places which did not exist in the 50’s and 60’s. It is only as our country gained in wealth […]

Eating Children’s Scraps

February 14th, 2019 By punkpriest

Eating the Children’s Scraps“ “. . .She replied and said to him, ‘Lord, even the dogs under the table eat the children’s scraps.” Mark 7:24-30 Yesterday I went through my closet and gathered all the clothes that I no longer wanted to wear. As I walked out the door to take them to the church […]

The Perspective of Inncence

February 13th, 2019 By punkpriest

The Perspective of Innocents Gen. 2:4b-9, 15-17, Mark 17:14-23 Each year I see young men, predominantly, come to San Francisco, to hang out, and as they remain, and struggle to survive, they harden, they lose their perspective of innocence and hope. When I first came to San Francisco, I had hope, and was innocent of […]

Human Trafficking

February 8th, 2019 By punkpriest

Reflection on the International Day of Human Trafficking and Diversity Isaiah 6:1-8; I Corinthians 15:1-11; Luke 5:1-11 Today (Friday) is International Day of Human Trafficking. St. Josephine Bakhita, is the patron Saint of Human Trafficking Victims. She was  a Sudanese born woman who was kidnapped and sold into slavery, and for more than a decade […]

Inner Homelessness

February 6th, 2019 By punkpriest

Inner Homelessness Hebrews 12:4-15 “See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no root of business springs up and causes trouble, and through it many become defiled. Inner homelessness has become an epidemic in our time. All around us we find we have no time to sit down for […]