Mark Demers

Mark Demers

Want to talk about sex, politics, spirituality? So do I. I grew up in a religious home in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Our country was reeling from assassinations and the devastation of the Viet Nam War. Looking for something beautiful, I got a degree in music, married the love of my life and had children. Looking for God, I then went to seminary. Looking for something that might transform the world, I became a local church pastor. Now, I’m always looking for people who want to talk about important things. I cherish conversations with emerging leaders, people who are antsy to try an idea they believe would change the world for the better. I’d would love to hear from you.

Got Me On My Knees

We were in the living room, kneeling, praying the Rosary. Our family did this every night, seven nights a week, right after supper. You…

Memories and Burdens

I can’t imagine what it would be like to remember in a visceral way the Holocaust. I have read the memories of others, first…

Is This Our Fault?

“I don’t think this is just about global warming,” said my friend as we sipped coffee together. What will fracking do to the water…

In the Throes of Being Born

With Mother’s and Father’s day now behind us, I am aware of something Seth Myers said on Fresh Air to Terry Gross on becoming a…

Ropes, Insanity and the Divine

“I’ve had it.” “I’m done.” “I don’t know where to turn.” Or, to put it in Twelve-Step lingo: “I’m powerless! I need a Power…

I Wonder, Woman …

Who can be saved? That’s what the disciples wonder after Jesus tells them it is easier for a camel to go through the eye…