Worship Words: 17 October 2021

James and John were ambitious and striving, but maybe your get-up-and-go got up and went without you. Are you in need of a little liturgical help for this week? Maybe just some inspiration to write something new, maybe something you can copy-and-paste…either way, RGBP is here for you! Here are some pieces you are welcome… Read More

The Pastoral Is Political: Holy Anger

Let’s talk about that dirty “A” word the Church so often dislikes… In the Church, we try to avoid “anger” like that mask-less person on the train who will just not stop coughing. I’ll never forget when I was in my first year of college and attended a retreat that was put on by the… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: Let’s Eat! (Exodus 16:1-18)

Manna looks like a simple fix for a simple complaint.  Still, as always, God is up to something bigger.  It looks like food, and it’s really the taste of freedom.  These COVID days have sparked a lot of conversation about technical vs. adaptive change in the church.  We often fail to recognize adaptive challenges, which… Read More

RevGalBookPals: Baptized in Tear Gas

I received a free ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. If I could get every white person to read just one thing about the work of anti-racism, particularly related to policing and prison abolition, it would the “Tension” chapter of Elle Dowd’s Baptized in Tear Gas: From White Moderate to Abolitionist.… Read More

Friday Prayer

Divine Love- I heard someone describe themselves as “the exact right amount of the most”. Not extra. Not too much. Not basic. Not in need of quieting or shouting. The exact right amount of the most. May your bi children feel that in their bones this week. May your asexual dear ones find a home… Read More

Tuesday Prayer – A Prayer for Spiritual Debris

God of Peace, The air around us is full of debris: words of hatred, rugged individualism, overwhelming grief. The wind swirls around us, irritating our souls. Our spirits our tired, Holy One. Our hearts are torn by emotional pollution. When can we rest from humanity’s contamination by malice? May your Spirit cleans the animosity-air surrounding… Read More

Revised Common Lectionary: Prayers and Whining

If you were ever going to have a “superheroes of the Bible” series in worship, this would be a great week to start! Esther saves the lives of an entire nation. And Harbona the eunuch gives a solid assist. A woman as a superhero with a queer sidekick? This Bible reading pushes more boundaries than… Read More