The Pastoral is Political: Church Seasons

Jesus said, “Have you never read what David did when he & his companions were hungry? He entered the house of God and ate the bread of the Presence, giving some to his companions too. In the same way, the sabbath was made for humanity’s sake — humanity was not made for sabbath’s sake. The… Read More

Monday Extra: Great Thanksgiving for Black History Month

God of hope and grief, God of power and strength, God of the widow and the orphan, God of the imprisoned and impoverished, God of the poor in spirit, the merciful, the mourning… God who sees the proud and arrogant, God who does not forget those who turn away from the one in need, God… Read More

11th Hour Preacher Party: Emerging Edition

On this, the penultimate Sunday of the Liturgical Year, one might hope for some light. But it’s not forthcoming from the RCL  – I suppose, in the Isaiah reading, there is the stuff of dreams but, even all this time later, that idyll seems so far off: “I am about to… ” says the Lord.… Read More