Why do men hate women? Why are conservatives so eager to take away our reproductive rights, our right to choose, our rights to our own bodies and lives?
I’m no theologian, but I can’t help but wonder if it has to do with Eve. As a writer and screenwriter, I have experienced the power of story first hand. The stories we tell about ourselves create our world.
And unfortunately, the genesis story of our entire Western world can be reduced down to “A woman wanted something. And then she ruined it for the rest of us.”
Yes! She is a theologian! And she gets it right (OK, I know there’s nothing in Genesis about an apple). I’m giving her artistic license because she’s creating some really nifty artwork inspired by Eve that we can use to get out the vote.
I've been the pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Burlingame, CA since February, 2020.
I am a “proud member of the religious left” and an unapologetic progressive Christian. While I have been criticized by some as no longer being Christian and as a pastor for whom “anything goes,” I firmly reject those characterizations. I am most assuredly a follower of Jesus of Nazareth, as well as a seeker of the Cosmic Christ. My preaching, teaching and worship leadership is based on sound theology and careful study. I would call myself a devotee of process theology with a Lutheran flavor.
For two years I also served as the interim executive director of the Interfaith Center at the Presidio in San Francisco (http://interfaith-presidio.org) and served on the board for many years before that. In 2005 I received my Doctorate in Ministry from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley in interfaith relationships.
My book is The INTRAfaith Conversation: How Do Christians Talk Among Ourselves About INTERfaith Matters?
I enjoy leading workshops and retreats on interfaith matters, as well as teaching seminarians how to think about pastoring in a multi-faith environment.
I suppose I’m not everyone’s idea of the perfect Christian. But if you’re interested in exploring the questions of faith in the 21st century, drop me a line.
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