Black Elk


This is the preface to The Sacred Pipe, Black Elk’s Account of the Seven Rites of the Oglala Sioux.

Black Elk first became known to a wide range of readers in 1932 … Read more...

Sermon – Humble Yourself



The image that I want you to let hang out there in the back of your mind as I preach from the Scripture is “the one who prostrates himself at Jesus.” So the image … Read more...

The System, Snowden Chapter 11


The System.

I’m going to press pause here for a moment to explain something about my politics at age 22. I didn’t have any. Instead, like most young people, I had solid convictions that I … Read more...

Whistleblowing and Solidarity

Interview with Daniela, Part 2 of 2.

Peace Rally, Thursday, October 3rd from 5:30-6:30 PM, at Donahue School


Steph:                     Okay. So I’m going to read you this quote and then we’ll talk about it together. … Read more...

The Incident and the Peace Rally

Interview with Daniela, Part 1 of 2.

Peace Rally, Thursday, October 3rd from 5:30-6:30 PM, at Donahue School


Steph:                     Okay. We’re sitting in here on a Saturday afternoon at the Fiesta Cafe, downtown Holyoke. Is … Read more...

Sermon – Bridging the Gaps While We Can

Part 3 of 3.


Rev L Peterson:                  There’s a finiteness. It’s very clear in this Scripture from Luke today. There’s this reality of our actions and our inactions today yielding a future that has a … Read more...

A Bridge to Connect Them


Sam:                         I low key forgot what we were talking about.

Steph:                     So-

Lindsey:                 You forgot?

Sam:                         I low key forgot.

Steph:                     Low key-

Lindsey:                 You were like-

Steph:                     He low key forgot.

Lindsey:                 Low key.…

Sermon – Everything About Jesus is Political

Part 2 of 3.


Rev L. Peterson:                 Everything about Jesus is political.

Everything about Jesus is political.

Jesus turned over the tables of the money lenders. You know that story in the temple? Jesus healed … Read more...

Whiteness and White Fragility: Can We Be Real?

We’re fresh off the first of a two-part training on Responsible Whiteness.

The goal of “Responsible Whiteness” is to enlarge your perspective on whatever racial dynamics you’re involved in or worried about so that you can access and practice new ways of moving so that the same old problems don’t just keep happening. The way to achieve this enlargement … Read more...

Pool Party Part 2 (social media)

(Continued from Part 1)


Steph:                     If people could get comfortable with that kind of interaction, I think it would give us like transferable skills to solve all kinds of other communication problems, right. Situations where … Read more...