Other Writing


Since 2007 I’ve been one of a team of writers for FaithLink, a weekly curriculum resource from the United Methodist Publishing House (Cokesbury) which connects faith with the issues and events making headlines everyday.    Over the last 11 years I’ve written approximately 70 issues of FaithLink.  Recent topics have included freedom of the press, environmental policy, the practice of peace, the Charlottesville counter-protest, public education, and the on-demand culture.

Essays on  Ministry Matters

The essays from some of my issues of FaithLink have been posted by Ministry Matters™,  which offers practical and immediate inspiration for clergy and church leaders. With thousands of original articles and blogs, unique book reviews, and weekly worship and preaching resources, ministrymatters.com provides both community and inspiration to church leaders.

Asylum     July 17, 2018
Is On-demand Culture Changing Us?   June 12, 2018
Easter and April Fools     April 1, 2018
Religious Satire       February 18, 2018
Practicing Peace        December 19, 2017
Music and Justice            July 27, 2017
Urban Farming            May 4, 2017
The First Amendment          March 28, 2017
“Nones” and Belief         January 13, 2017
A Passion for Justice          December 19,  2016
Prophets, Politics, and Palm Sunday           May 14, 2016
Respecting Other Religions          January 15, 2016
The Overuse of Antibiotics           January 13th, 2016
America’s Affordable Housing Crisis           January 4, 2016
Caring for Our Common Home         December 15th, 2015
Sexual Assault on Campus            April 20, 2015
Faith Informing Food Choices:  Meat, Poultry, and Eggs           January 7, 2015
Forgiveness and Faith         December 23, 2014
Radical Life Extension
         May 12, 2014
Material Possessions and Christians         December 17, 2013
Ministry and Art          June 11, 2013
Extreme Weather and Climate Change           March 25, 2013
Understanding Mormonism          April 7, 2012
Poverty in America          May 24, 2012
Poverty and Peace          April 27, 2011
Change in the Middle East           April 15, 2011



“Kidlinks,”  Nonprofit Performance Magazine, 4:4 (Winter 2018)

“Teaching Justice Through Children’s Music,” Faith in Action, General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church, June 27, 2017.

“How Dad Nurtured a Garden and the Future,”  Christian Science Monitor, May 15, 2002.

“Making More Real the Church Universal:  Francis Pickens Miller,”  Co-writer Richard B. Faris,  Journal of Presbyterian History,  82:1 (Spring 2004), pp. 23-34.

“Intersections,”  Column in Virginia Advocate.



Evolving Humanity and Biblical Wisdom by Marie Noonan Sabin.”   Englewood Review of Books, July 25, 2018.

“Still Singing Out Love:  At Home:  The Maine Tour by Noel Paul Stookey,”  Sojourners, April 2016.

“Celtic Christian Communities:  Live the Tradition,” by Ian Bradley.  Worship,  75 no 6 Nov 2001, p 566-567.

“Guarding the Spirit:  The Active Life by Parker J. Palmer,”  Co-writer Richard B. Faris, Sojourners, January 1992.

Additional reviews in UM Reporter.


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