It’s Just a Donut.

It’s just a donut. There’s a shop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, just off the G train at Nassau called Peter Pan Donuts. They do good donuts. In fact, Tina Fey has confessed she’d like to have sex with their white-cream-filled powdered ones. Personally, I prefer sex with their red velvet donut ice cream sandwiches, but I […]

“Bombs of Beirut” by Mary Kouyoumdjian

I discovered Mary Kouyoumdjian and her work while listening to Q2, the contemporary classical music station counterpart of WQXR here in NYC. This is the Kronos Quartet performing it live.  This is the kind of music that must continue to be created, regardless of its “accessibility,” because this music creates the kind of access required. This is […]

Betrayal, Confession, and our Uncertainty [Lenten Sermon]

On Sunday night, I preached at St. Lydia’s on John’s version of Judas at the Last Supper. You can listen to it or read it below.     Jesus Foretells His Betrayal 21 After saying this Jesus was troubled in spirit, and declared, ‘Very truly, I tell you, one of you will betray me.’ 22The disciples looked at […]