By Way of Reminder
sermons, musings, and marginalia from Brent Levy

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Mar
27
So... What Are Your Hobbies?

So... What Are Your Hobbies?

Even when it seems like the tree is doing nothing at all, the gardener still understands the tree to be worthy of care, of nourishment, of tending, of love.
8 min read
Mar
13
Like A Mother

Like A Mother

He’s essentially saying, “I will care for you with the ferocity and strength of a mother."
9 min read
Mar
06
Full

Full

So I wonder — like those tortilla chips at the start of a meal that leave you full but still so empty, as we begin this season of Lent — I wonder what for you could be filling you up but still leaving you empty?
10 min read
Mar
03
I'm Not Here

I'm Not Here

Reflection Delivered at Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church as part of a joint Ash Wednesday service March 2, 2022
2 min read
Feb
27
Turning Point

Turning Point

Pack up your tents, my friends — because we can’t stay here. Love is on the move.
9 min read
Feb
20
The Wordle of God for the People of God

The Wordle of God for the People of God

I guess what I’m trying to say is that we’ve got Amazon Prime two-day shipping. You can press a few buttons and, within two hours, have a week’s worth of groceries ready to pick up at your nearest Target. But sometimes resurrection isn’t like that.
10 min read
Feb
13
Like a Rock in Your Shoe

Like a Rock in Your Shoe

The hope of the resurrection is defiantly persistent — like a rock in your shoe. But y’all, for the love of God, keep walking.
10 min read
Feb
06
The World’s Largest Ball of Paint

The World’s Largest Ball of Paint

There's good news here — especially in our performance-driven, achievement-motivated culture. Because it gives us permission to not have it all figured out.
10 min read
Jan
25
Still

Still

Paul is saying that there is an interconnectedness and an interdependence inherent. And he does all of this by reminding the Corinthians that their social body has its grounding — its origin — in the broken, mutilated, weak, and crucified body of Jesus.
8 min read
Jan
16
Your Unicorn

Your Unicorn

When you offer your gifts for the common good, toward Beloved Community, Jesus shines through you. That’s the epiphany.
8 min read