Tuesday Prayer

Spirit of God, who hovered over creation And brought forth life from stagnancy, You gave birth to the airs of the world And the breath within our lungs. Remind us to continue to breathe when the fevers of life rise And the chills of grief descend upon us. May each deep inhalation drag down anxiety,… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: Robbed of Full Humanity

Note: many of the articles linked to this article contain profanity, slurs, and triggers. In 1915, my grandfather was driven from his homeland and sentenced to die at the age of six.  His crime was being born an Armenian in Turkey. American Ambassador Henry Morganthau, Sr. asked Talaat Pasha, lead architect of the Armenian Genocide,… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

God of widening wisdom, we lift our hearts of thanksgiving for educators in all places. From schools to churches to artistic and scientific spaces, knowledge reaches new heights, allowing us to build a better world. You call us to grown in mind as well as body and soul. Through the words and wisdom of teachers,… Read More

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

11th Hour Preacher Party: How to be church?

I’ve had a really stimulating week, full of conversations about church. And, in particular about how to be church today, living out the gospel and transforming communities with the love of God. From Pioneer ministers to ministers involved in transition in congregations to ministry students from Zurich who were visiting Scotland, we were all grappling with… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: Would You Believe? Edition (John 20:19-31)

You leave for just a little while and miss the best thing to happen ever! How is that fair?!? As we continue deeper into the Easter Season we hear more stories of how the first disciples experienced the Risen Christ. This week we have two appearances, one on the evening of Easter Day and one… Read More