Come, Holy Spirit. Fill the hearts of your faithful people and kindle in them the fire of thy love. Send forth thy spirit and they shall be made new and thou shalt renew the face of the earth. Amen. One week ago, at 10 p.m. local time, bullets rained down on 22,000 people attending the…
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,…
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…
What parable do you want to tell with your life?
Would you rather be shackled by sin or yoked to God?
Let’s try to understand the Trinity with our hearts.
We are a liminal people, because we know that that is where growth and change happen.
Identity and relationship are at the heart of transforming the world.
We are Mary. We are Joseph. We bring Christ alive in the world. We protect and nurture all that is holy.
If you always strive to be who you are made to be, you find yourself being better suited and ready to do whatever duties that the world puts on you.
It’s time to stop choosing fear over love. It’s time to stop thinking about how we are different instead of how we are alike.
Fifteen years ago, I stepped into the pulpit just days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, with a shattered heart and sore soul. I wanted to share that sermon today in remembrance.