God who calls us to rest, to release Remind us what is ours and what is not Allow us to embrace the many lessons While acknowledging that for all things there is a season You call us to love one another as you have loved us This love does not cater but liberates This love… Read More
Dear God, For the sake of our children, all children May all love be acceptable and a source of joy and pride for more than one month a year May freedom be more than a one-day holiday for some, while many remain colonized, enslaved, hidden May the Church reclaim our role to accompany one another,… Read More
Sunday Prayer: bring redemption
Son of Man,
Come in a blaze of glory!
Come in power and … Read More
THE PASTOR IS POLITICAL: Fashion is Power. Power Is Political.
Last week was New York’s fashion week, which always brings me joy, but is particularly elating since this means the COVID hiatus is over. Looking at the photos from the streets made my heart sing. And Fashion Week reminded me of that time in CPE (clinical pastoral education) when our group leader asked us if… Read More
In a world where beauty standards often render so many of us, your beloved, as ugly, Where racism, patriarchy, ableism, xenophobia, and homophobia would cause us to believe we don’t belong, And success means upward mobility and towering over the more vulnerable, Your creation reminds us that it is more than “okay” to be queer,… Read More
God, we have been praying… We who reside in the USA and those around the world watching, impacted… …Praying for peace as power shifts …Praying for healing as new leaders step in …Praying for justice as space is demanded for “firsts” God, we are grateful… For as we were reminded by the inaugural poet, as… Read More
RCL: Power vs. Perfection
In Mark 1:4-11 Mark gives the succinct version of John the Baptist. The power of this narrative is so strong that every line could be read and pondered. “John the Baptizer appeared.” Why did he appear? How did he know when to do so? Was he told by his mother Elizabeth, relative of Mary? Did… Read More
There is so much to pray for, yet today I simply say thank you There is so much need, yet today I simply say thank you There is so much despair and devastation, yet today I simply say thank you There is so much hate and fear, yet today I simply say thank you Thank… Read More
Sunday Prayer: you are sovereign
King of kings,
hear our prayers of thanksgiving.
For your followers around the world,
we give you thanks.
For the deep love your children
have for you, … Read More