Tag Archives: Ben Perry

Praying at the Polls

With news about the election saturating the airwaves, I’ve been thinking about voting as an act of worship. In secular conversation, casting a vote is typically portrayed as fulfilling one’s civic responsibility, of honoring one’s obligation to our democracy by … Continue reading

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Time to Be Still

I live in New York City; not a great place to be if one’s in search of solemnity. That’s a problem, at least for me, because I find it hard to pray when I’m in constant flux or motion. For … Continue reading

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Love in a Time of Fear

​ On Saturday, representatives from 195 countries announced they had reached an accord that promises to be the most significant piece of international environmental legislation to date. It’s not perfect, but it’s a dramatic step towards confronting the threat of climate change. In … Continue reading

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Reflections and Resolutions

I have an up-and-down relationship with New Year’s resolutions. Starting a number of years ago I began creating for myself concrete, manageable resolutions at the end of each year. Some of these have worked out well: a few years ago, … Continue reading

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