It’s Not Fair! And Thank God for That

This week, I got to go to Bishop’s Ranch for clergy conference. I got to room with an long-time friend.We got to talking about this week’s readings and, when I mentioned that I was scheduled to preach, she said, “Don’t you remember the sermon you preached on these readings six years ago?” (To be fair,…

Mind the Gap: We Stand Between the Kingdom of God & the World

Some of us retreated to Bishop’s Ranch in Healdsburg last weekend. It was a wonderful time. For me, it was wonderful because I got to know some people a little better. Plus we were well taken care of—good food, comfortable places to sleep, and lots of leisure time. The lack of some things, like cell…

In Defense of ‘Doubting’ Thomas

Have you ever heard anyone say “Don’t be such a doubting Thomas!”? It’s a phrase that has come to refer to anyone who is skeptical, anyone who demands concrete proof and direct personal experience as a condition for belief. Of course, that saying developed based on this passage of the Gospel that we heard this…

We Are All Blind

We all have moments of blindness…and are invited to see the world with the eyes of God.