For small wins in a time of deep struggle For babies born in a world addicted to death For warm spirits in a cold society For elder wisdom amidst the chaos For ancestral guides leading us to liberation For love undeserving yet steadfast We say thank you, God Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! *********… Read More
The Church is a-buzz with debate, O God.
We do not know what to call your Son:
is he prophet?
Is he shepherd? … Read More
God, when images of a drowned baby and her daddy cannot be unseen help us to imagine a new world is possible – and then compel us to get out of our own way and build it God, when historical places of horror are re-purposed to inflict new suffering help us to imagine that freedom… Read More
The Pastoral Is Political: The First Pride Was a Riot
As Alicia T. Crosby reminded RevGals last week, the first pride was a riot. In her beautiful description of being a barrier between hate speech and pride celebrations, Crosby asks us about how we assure safe space for LGBTQ+ folx: How are you positioning yourself between people experiencing oppression and those calling for and actively… Read More
Narrative Lectionary: Business Practices
I’ve heard this parable (here) preached and taught as an economic justice story. And, it is. I’ve also heard it shared in relation to God’s grace, abundance, and generosity. And, it is. But, when I read it this time something new happened for me. Images of an owner whose business practice is to center persons… Read More
Bright Star Lead us to love Lead us to promise Lead us to justice Lead us to hope Lead us to joy Love enfleshed Promise realized Justice unfettered Hope boundless Joy divine Bright Star Lead us through the wondrous dark night of possibility, liberation and radical Be-ing all that you have dreamed for us. We… Read More
Wednesday Prayer: God of all nations
God of all nations, deliver us from nationalism. Creator of all lands, redeem us from pride. Founder of the universe, free us from anthropocentrism. One with many names, save us from separatism. So that our song on this day be one of liberation for all peoples. So that the flag we wave on this day… Read More