On this day, dear God, As we seek rest As we seek peace As we seek love As we seek justice As we seek joy As we seek wholeness As we seek liberation … May we be rest for the weary and those constantly profiled May we be peace in moments of anxiety and fear… Read More
Your glory, O God, stands triumphantin high places and low,in mountains and valleys,across rivers and oceans that once bled.How the mighty have fallen from their thrones!How the satisfied have been reduced to hunger!How the fortresses have crumbled to piecesbefore the powerful wind of your whisper! Your voice, O God, has heaped hot coalsupon the evil… Read More
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
Summer is officially here when the RCL gives us a choice between the thematic and the continuous readings from the Hebrew Bible. I don’t know about you, but I’m not quit prepared to make that choice this year. I feel like I am running a few steps behind, like I’m still in Lent, or maybe… Read More
The Narrative Lectionary runs each year from September to Pentecost which means that the summer break can be spent preaching on other things. One option this year is to spend 6 weeks in the Book of Psalms. We don’t often preach the psalms, usually preferring to sing them instead. In my tradition, we sing many… Read More
In times gone by, my usual practice would have been to allow the liturgy and hymns, the marching with palm leaves and the singing of “Hosanna”, to speak most loudly on Palm Sunday. However, in their absence (due to Covid restrictions this year), there is both a need and an opportunity to take a closer… Read More
Your people, God, are hungry.
YOUR people, Lord, they thirst.
Your people cry in agony,
their only hope to be heard.
Righteousness is lost
in the hallowed halls of law … Read More
your turning of the tables is not popular here;
your emphasis on love instead of power is considered foolish;
your righteous anger in the face of despicable behavior … Read More
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