“I Got Nothing”: Narrative Wreckage and Charleston

By Joe LaGuardia In the wake of last week’s domestic terrorist attack against Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, Jon Stewart of The Daily Show delivered an extemporaneous monologue. Stewart said that he was unable to focus on prepping for his show all day, and he did not have any jokes to tell. “I got nothing,” StewartContinue reading ““I Got Nothing”: Narrative Wreckage and Charleston”

Community Reconciliation and the art of truthtelling

By Joe LaGuardia and Karen Woods When I was in seminary, a professor once opined that it takes three years for a church to trust a new pastor.  I politely told him that his information was out of date.  It takes about six years nowadays. This was in the early years of the new millennium and, since then,Continue reading “Community Reconciliation and the art of truthtelling”