Keep Awake Therefore: Why an extended Advent might just be a gift to college ministries everywhere

“The Advent Project” seeks to reclaim an Advent season largely lost to a Christmas consumerist culture by reinstating a seven-week Advent. This is exactly what college students need. … More Keep Awake Therefore: Why an extended Advent might just be a gift to college ministries everywhere

A New DREAM Act: A Chance to Dream Again

I know. I know.  There is so much going on in the news.  You’ve got Russia, Jeff Sessions, the health care conundrum, John McCain’s diagnosis, North Korea – even O.J. Simpson is back in the headlines. I want to talk about something really important that happened today, something you might have overlooked.  Today, Senators Dick … More A New DREAM Act: A Chance to Dream Again

Raise the Age: Press Conference for Criminal Justice Reform

Texas is one of only seven states that sends 17-year-olds into the adult criminal justice system and charges them as adults, even for minor offenses. Advocates are encouraging Texas legislators to prioritize raising the age of juvenile jurisdiction to 18, and promote effective interventions and diversion programs that hold youth accountable for their actions while also ensuring pathways to success in the community. … More Raise the Age: Press Conference for Criminal Justice Reform

Magnificat

Each year the season of Advent forces me to re-examine my long-standing on-again, off-again relationship with Mary, the mother of Jesus. As a former Roman Catholic and, yes, a would-have-been nun, I have been surrounded by Marian devotion for as long as I can remember. The images are so familiar and vibrant: Mary as adoring … More Magnificat