The Trouble with Blessings

I confess. I have a troubled relationship with blessings. That may be a shocking admission especially coming from a minister, but the truth is that I’m confused about what blessings really mean. When I was living in the South I quickly learned that the familiar “Bless your heart,” means something very different from what my […]

In Praise of Imagination

It was our fifteen year-old son’s turn to choose a family outing, and he suggested that the five of us see the Broadway hit The Book of Mormon which was playing just down the road at the Shubert Theater in New Haven. Admittedly, I knew very little about the critically acclaimed musical. Through the grapevine, […]