Come talk to your Muslim neighbors

The CT Council for Interreligious Understanding(CCIU), Muslim Coalition of CT (MCCT),  and Hartford Seminary will host another in the series, “Honest Conversations with Muslim Neighbors.” Date: 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31  Place: Congregation Beth Israel Address: 701 Farmington Ave., West Hartford

If you’ve nothing better to do…

I’m on the Colin McEnroe Show tomorrow at 1 p.m. on WNPR, with newspaper columnist Tom Krattenmaker, author of “Confessions of a Secular Jesus Follower: Finding Answers in Jesus for Those Who Don’t Believe,” and Brian Clark of the Hartford Seminary. We’ll be talking about Christianity. I intend to learn a lot. UPDATE: In case […]

That’s my boy

Tonight, my son will attend his very-last law school class. He plans to take the bar exam in July. Those two sentences don’t begin to encompass the work that has gone on to reach tonight. For the past few years (I don’t even remember when he started…1990?) my son attended night classes at Western New England University […]

Opportunities to pray (or just be) with your extended family

The Hartford Seminary is hosting an Interfaith Prayer Vigil for Peace at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the seminary at 77 Sherman in Hartford. The program, organized by seminary students, should last about an hour, and will include speeches by several student leaders, readings from letters by family members of recent victims, interfaith prayer, song and […]

Are you interested in some honest conversations?

The CT Council for Interreligious Understanding (CCIU), the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut, and Hartford Seminary are sponsoring a series of open conversations with Muslims. The first is Sunday at 2 p.m. at Farmington’s First Church of Christ, Congregational’s Porter Memorial Hall. From the flier, all respectful questions are welcomed, including: Why don’t we hear moderate Muslims […]

RIP, Marcus Borg

Marcus Borg, a leading theologian who introduced many — including me — to the historical Jesus, has died after a long illness. He was 72. His scholarship was extensive, but I want to focus on just one book, “Meeting Jesus Again For the First Time.” I was originally assigned to read that book for a […]