The Pastoral is Political: All Day, Everyday!

Warning…this may seem like a rant. However, I feel the need to share my recent experience as an example of why this particular blog space is so vital. Too often, many think of pastor OR prophet.  Sometimes we even describe someone as both pastor AND prophet. I believe that the role and responsibility of prophet… Read More

Wednesday Prayer

There is a thickness in the air Maybe it is the change in season Or the global memory of breath stolen Life stolen And, yet, so much still hasn’t changed There is a weariness in the air Maybe it is the dawn of the 15th month Or the anticipation of what is to come Will… Read More

Wednesday Prayer

Gracious God, in the midst of these troubling times, we adapt and invoke the peace prayer attributed to St. Francis of Assisi: [God], make me an instrument of your peace:where there is hatred, let me sow love;where there is injury, pardon;where there is doubt, faith;where there is despair, hope;where there [are shadows], light;where there is… Read More

Wednesday Prayer

The sun is settling We say goodnight Days end We say goodbye Adiós To God It’s all good Thank you, God Amen ******* Rev. Dr. Marilyn Pagán-Banks (she/her/hers/ella) is a queer womanist freedom fighter gratefully (though not always gracefully) serving as executive director of A Just Harvest, Senior Pastor at San Lucas UCC, and adjunct… Read More

Wednesday Prayer

As we begin to settle in for the night We give thanks for this day smiles along the way, steps towards justice on the journey We ask for forgiveness for love withheld or moments of othering allowing fear to lead and insecurities to distract As we surrender for the night We pray for those without… Read More