Narrative Lectionary:  A Rallying Cry (Joshua 24:1-15 [16-26])

I have participated in lots of rallies, marches, demonstrations, and protests over the years.  This is what this week’s text reminds me of.  Read it here. Like Joshua standing in front of the gathered people, moving stories are told. Lived experiences are shared. Rallying speeches are given.  At every crowd gathering—call to actions are made… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

Injustice is pervasive, God- With privileged ones getting away with crimes once again, With marginalized blamed for everything. Nothing is new under the sun, But we ask that one of these days The sunrise of righteousness will embark upon our world. God of the justice that seems to be hiding these days, Bid us patience-… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

God, today is World Emoji Day 😀, and it may seem silly 🤡 to share the concerns 😳🤔😮 of our hearts 💕 in this new system of communications, but here is my prayer. 🙏🏼 God of steadfast love ❤, our hearts 💚💙💛❤️💜 are 💔 when hearing of world 🌍 events. Our leaders 👨🏽‍⚖️👩🏻‍⚖️seem to be… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

God of all righteousness, as I embark upon jury duty this week, may my mind be void of distractions. May my eyes see what you need to see and hear what they need to hear. Remove biases from my head and grief from my heart. Bestow energy upon my body and may my soul feel… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

God, you granted humans agency when your breath entered our lungs, Nudge us to exercise our voice in a myriad of ways- In pulpits and rallies, In newspapers and blog posts, And as we vote. God, pour wisdom upon us so that it soaks through every part of our soul. May our minds be focused… Read More

Revised Common Lectionary:  The You are Holy (so act like it) Edition

Pick a text, any text, this week and we’re confronted with who we are and how we are to be in this world. It can be a celebratory experience – we are holy because God is holy! And it can be a humbling experience – do we really love our neighbors as ourselves? In Deuteronmy… Read More

The Pastoral Is Political: Remembering Dr. Vincent Harding

This week I am remembering the home-going of Dr. Vincent Harding, who died on May 19th, 2014 at the age of 82.  Historian, Freedom Movement activist and visionary, teacher, husband, father – Dr. Harding was a beloved mentor to many. And to me. I met him at Iliff School of Theology in 2006, where by… Read More