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.

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…

Mitzvah

THE RABBI IS IN

Ossified. That’s the problem with religion these days; and “spirituality” easily slips into line with religion, our beliefs becoming fixed, staid, musty … ossified. It’s…

Walking in Snow

It Snowed on Tuesday

I remember as a child the several occasions when in the evening, when it was snowing, my parents would take us out for a…

advent-rain

Waiting in the Rain

Back in the day when rain gear wasn’t so “stylin’” we wore yellow slickers and those boots that pulled over your shoes and buckled….

winners-and-losers

When the Majority Loses

There were three players – a grown-up man, an eight year-old boy, and the team of grandfather/six year-old girl. The game: Dark Tower. Set in…