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.

Transgender Bathroom

As I Do …

“We’re almost there!” Right. That’s what parents say. It’s as accurate as this line: “I’ll only be a minute.” Twenty minutes later my mother…

Civil War

$54 Billion to the Military

As the 19th century was giving way to the 20th, there was increasing pressure to declare war against Spain. But the generation who had…

Waterfall

Witnessing Marvels

It was a way of remembering our baptism – that we would dip our finger into a font of water – “holy water” –…

Lennon More Popular than Jesus

More Popular Than Jesus

It’s just over 51 years ago (March 4, 1966) that John Lennon made the observation, based on the attendance at church in England and…

2017 Ashes

Burning Palms on Mardi Gras

“Blow the trumpet; return to the Lord with all your heart, with fasting and weeping …” And, I might add, with the burning of last…

Magic Show

A Program, Not a Magic Trick

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if religion magically made all your problems disappear? That’s what some people think it is! And when it doesn’t work…