Narrative Lectionary: Stephen & Church Politics Edition (Acts 6:1—7:2a, 44-60)

We have a rather lengthy passage this week, jumping from last week’s Road to Emmaus to Acts 6 and 7. By missing the first 5 chapters of Acts, we jump over Pentecost (for the moment) and the promise of the early church, who shared what they had.  “There was not a needy person among them, for… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: The Ministry of Never Forgetting

Today, April 24, 2017, marks both Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. For me, remembering the Armenian Genocide is personal.  My grandfather survived this genocide as a six-year-old.  His harrowing description of the events go beyond what any person should have to observe in their lives – let alone a… Read More

Thursday Prayer

God of unexpected circumstances (is there any other kind, really?), you must roll your eyes as you watch us thinking we are in control, making plans as though they were ours to make, being afraid as though we had not heard your promise. And yet you don’t give up on us, you join us for… Read More