Pastoral is Political: The Kingdom of Heaven is Like….

The Kingdom of heaven is like… ….a treasure hidden in a field (Matthew 13:44) …a vineyard, where no one is to late to join in the work and the reward (Matthew 20:1-6) Image ….a grain of mustard that grows into the largest plant, a tree, where the birds of the air can build their nest… Read More

Wednesday Prayer

As we awake to news of children dying due to gun violence, the pandemic of racism, evil immigration policies, an administration that puts profits before people—leading to the violence of hunger and poverty and health desparities… …I was drawn back to this psalm I wrote for Words of Her Mouth: Psalms for the Struggle edited by… Read More

Revised Common Lectionary: Heartbreak, Holiness, and Hunger

There’s nothing simple or easy here. These texts lean toward heartbreak, holiness, and hunger in a loop that doesn’t want to end. We begin with the story of Absalom’s death.It’s an odd one made odder by the verse selection of the lectionary. I have trouble tracking with these stories of King David’s wars and this… Read More