Tuesday Prayer

God of all righteousness, as I embark upon jury duty this week, may my mind be void of distractions. May my eyes see what you need to see and hear what they need to hear. Remove biases from my head and grief from my heart. Bestow energy upon my body and may my soul feel… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

God, you granted humans agency when your breath entered our lungs, Nudge us to exercise our voice in a myriad of ways- In pulpits and rallies, In newspapers and blog posts, And as we vote. God, pour wisdom upon us so that it soaks through every part of our soul. May our minds be focused… Read More

Narrative Lectionary Justice like Water, Washing Away, Providing Growth… (Amos 1:1-2; 5:14-15, 21-24)

Amos is one of my favourite prophets, if not at the head of the list. At the same time I would agree with a point made in the Working Preacher podcast that Amos, taken seriously, is a voice that provides a real challenge to those of us living in positions of privilege. The exact quote,… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: The Church IS Political

I recently sat on a panel at a Christian University and a student asked me, “How do we know if we are being too political in church?” Given the current state of this country—and that of my agitated Puerto Rican, Afriqueña, queer, woman spirit—my quick response was, “As the church, we can never be too… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: The Ministry of Never Forgetting

Today, April 24, 2017, marks both Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. For me, remembering the Armenian Genocide is personal.  My grandfather survived this genocide as a six-year-old.  His harrowing description of the events go beyond what any person should have to observe in their lives – let alone a… Read More