Category Archives: Beloved Community

Warren, Kenny and Barney

Fred Smith is a Harvard-SMU-Emory PhD and United Methodist preacher. He grew up tough in Oakland playing football. When he and I were walking around Jack London Square Thursday night after a nerve-fraying couple of days, we went looking for … Continue reading

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Sin and Liberation

Didn’t expect that title did you? There is something about Good Friday coming in the same week as a day-long medical center budget meeting that turns my mind toward sin; and then, just when you least expect it, toward liberation. Tom Peterson … Continue reading

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Redefining Redefining

Life is messy, more like the picture on the left. From time to time healthcare helps, but life is not about health….care. It is important to remember this amid the policy maelstrom and the basic fact that the healthcare industry … Continue reading

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Rochester Warming

I just spent two remarkable days in Rochester, New York with the grown-ups in and around its institutions of healing and learning. It was cold; the wind off the lakes gave the first early snow of the season. At one … Continue reading

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Life thanks you

The Reverend Fred Smith has been my guide and pathfinder for many years in the shared work of faith and, well, all sorts of things including health. This morning Fred sent this kind of thanksgiving anthem to that circle of … Continue reading

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