The Cornerstone Is What Counts

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…

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…

We Are All Blind

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

Butterfly Life

Once, I met a butterfly Just broken loose of the cocoon Sequestered for five years And allotted one day of freedom, Just one. And yet this creature was: Beautiful Perfect Amazing Courageous Unafraid I would like a butterfly day Or perhaps, if its not too much to ask, Butterfly years. I have, you remember, been…