Narrative Lectionary: Complexities and Conflagrations

The Narrative Lectionary is not subtle, is it? Luke is very clear about Jesus’ mission: God’s Spirit is on me;     he’s chosen me to preach the Message of good news to the poor, Sent me to announce pardon to prisoners and     recovery of sight to the blind, To set the burdened and battered free,     to… Read More

The Pastoral Is Political: Welcome to the Church… Now Get Out!

A lot of things happened on June 12. Here are two: 50 people died, and more than 50 people were wounded, at Latin Night at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. I was ordained as clergy in the United Church of Christ. For the rest of my ministry, I will associate these two events. For the… Read More