The Pastoral is Political: Because it’s gonna take more than just prayer…

Last week, while a bunch of our church kids were gathered and playing and laughing and dancing, a couple miles north there was a drive-by shooting. A gunman (or gunmans) shot into a car, hitting all four people inside: two adults in their 20s, and two babies. Babies. A 9-month-old and an 18-month-old are still… Read More

Thursday Prayer: Corpus Christi

We thank you, Gracious God, for all the ways in which we are sustained: by heartbeat and breath; by food and drink; by medicine; by the love of friends; by rhythms of exercise and rest; by your grace, always by your grace. On this day we particularly give you thanks for Jesus: Living Bread. Whether… Read More

Thursday Prayer: decent and disorderly

Dear God, In the part of your church I’m from we like to talk about worship being done decently and in order. We are busy writing prayers, crafting liturgy and dressing the building for Pentecost: that day when we celebrate your life-giving Spirit, poured out on all flesh. Help us not to be so concerned… Read More