Wednesday Prayer

Lonnie Norman, a mayor from Tennessee, United States.  Dr. Durdana Rizvi, a physician from Pakistan. Antonio Bolívar, an actor from Columbia.  Bernard and Evelyn Seckler, a couple from the United States, who died just a few days apart.  Israel Tollentino, a firefighter from New Jersey, United States. ‘Nanī’ Nabi, a grandmother from Kashmir Rocio Choque,… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: Nice Suitable Idols (Exodus 32:1-14)

Idols are so convenient.  Manageable.  Tidy.  When it’s time to move, you just pack them up and move them along.  Otherwise, they stay in one place.  Not like God, who is elusively on the move.  Or Moses, who disappears for long periods of time, supposedly to talk to God.  Maybe he’s really on vacation, taking… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: Muddy Revelations (Genesis 2:4b-7, 15-17, 3:1-8)

When the woman opened her closet door, I wasn’t sure what to expect.  Definitely not what I saw on the full shelves.  Serving as a hospice chaplain, I was always interested in what people did to prepare for the death they knew was coming.  Family visits, long-delayed trips, going to the beach and sitting outside… Read More