Faith at Altitude

Religion and spirituality in the shadow of Pikes Peak

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

What, me retire?

I don't think retired pastors ever really retire. They just stop wearing those cool robes.

The Rev. James White, local liberal firebrand and retired senior pastor for First Congregational Church-United Church of Christ, is now acting director of the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission. Never one to mince words, White told the organization it was "in trouble" during its annual meeting earlier this month. Last year the organization apparently dipped into its reserves to stay on budget, and White wants to get the organization back on stable financial ground.

But he definitely believes in the organization's mission. White said he wants to keep this liberal voice speaking and, in his view, educating the community around it.

"God knows we need an alert and knowledgeable citizenry!" White said. "And God knows we don't have it."


Anonymous zen said...

It is vital to keep progressive organizations such as this alive and kicking in the Springs.

They provide a much needed counter-weight in efforts to bring local political and social discussion back to center ground.

They remind us that the future of the Springs does not belong solely to the religious and social right, and that all flavors of political, social and religious views are welcome here.

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