Pastoral is Political: Until We All Win

My social media timelines are filled with pictures of Serena Williams, arguably the greatest athlete in the world, angrily yelling at the tennis umpire in the U.S. Open. I don’t watch tennis, football is my sport, but I have to say that I have been a big fan of Serena’s for a long time. It… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: Prison Blues Edition (Acts 16:16-34)

This Sunday’s text is Acts 16:16-34, and the Working Preacher commentary can be found here. We’re meeting Paul and Silas in prison. I recently traveled to Lumpkin, Georgia, to the ICE civil prison called the Stewart Detention Center. Most of my undocumented neighbors picked up by Immigration, Control and Enforcement end up in this “civil”… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

“This is an Executive Order,” says Rev. Dr. Amy Butler of Riverside Church. Thanks be to God. Amen. Mary Beth Butler is an Episcopal layperson in North Texas. She is a retired university administrator, paving contractor, and occasional blogger. She is leading her parish’s refugee ministry.  RevGalBlogPals encourages you to share our blog posts via… Read More