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Not America First

This Easter, on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s martyrdom,…

Putting the ‘X’ Back in Xmas

At what point did Christmas become another weapon in the culture wars,…

The end of the world is near (and no one seems to care)

Why are we so passive these days when it comes to the…

The Summer of Love is over

Not every past has a future. It’s hard to imagine anyone, even…

There were not two sides at Charlottesville

Many of us feel profoundly troubled by the events in Charlottesville and…

Bay Area clergy struggle with political divisions at Easter

The Northern California clergy I know are in trouble. On the one…

Bay Area says goodbye to spiritual leader Huston Smith

This past December, when Professor Huston Smith died in Berkeley at age…

The problem with churches endorsing politicians

At the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday morning, President Donald Trump promised…

Christmas in the Empire

I fully understand the appeal of a sentimental “white Christmas like the…

What do we do now?

I received an angry note from a woman who objected to our…

An invitation to dance

When I was a little boy, I didn’t know the difference between…

SFMOMA promises chance for spiritual awakening

The reopening of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on May…

What do Christians believe?

More than one billion people will celebrate Easter this year in overcrowded…

Cathedrals still inspire worshippers and controversy

After the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake made unusable the Cathedral of Saint…

Death of spirituality in SF is greatly exaggerated

Whether you call it spirituality or religion, the Bay Area plays a…