11th Hour Preacher Party: Whoever You Are

Preachers, how are you bringing the Word to your congregations this week? So many of the readings reflect questions of identity. In the Narrative Lectionary, God says, “I AM WHO I AM” (Exodus 3:14). The Revised Common Lectionary names Job, Christ’s brothers and sisters, as well as women and children – the “least of these.”… 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

Tuesday Prayer – A Prayer for Anxiety in Times of Hate

God of the Racing Minds and the Calm Hearts- Divine Wonder, how is it that that anxiety continues to overtake us? How is it that so many of us all over this planet are fixated on our own concerns, drowning in their our privileges, forgetting our connection to many others? As my mind jumps from… Read More

RCL – Proper 20, Year B – Resist

As I studied up on the readings for Sunday one common theme emerged: Resist. The resist I speak of is a resistance to the stuff we are told will make us feel better if only we can accumulate enough of it. A resistance to running after power, status and ambition; resistance to serving only ourselves.… Read More

The Pastoral Is Political: Anger in the Time of Covid-19

These days, I’m filled with anger. As someone who is dealing with an autoimmune illness and trying to function in a Covid-infested world, I struggle.  I’m embarrassed to say that my greatest struggle is the anger I have towards the people who have chosen not to get the vaccine and the ones who refuse to… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

Divine Source of All Peace, How stormy our lives become from time to time. From the losses and trauma, to the questions that plague our minds. These tempests rage, causing us to lose our footing. We fall, hoping to rise with hope when the storm passes. As the storms of chaos surround us, may your… Read More