sermon

sermon

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
Jan
02
Home By Another Way

Home By Another Way

I'm inviting, I hope, a reframing that names the truth that God’s got us. That perhaps in ways we can’t see, the year that has been will be a gift from God to our future selves. That the flames of the dumpster fire might be purifying and refining.
10 min read
Dec
24
The Weary World Rejoices

The Weary World Rejoices

When God enters into the story of Mary and Joseph and the shepherds and the whole world, I can’t help but think of the words of John Sullivan Dwight in 1855 who wrote the English version of O Holy Night. When God enters in, when love comes local and Christ is born… “the weary world rejoices.”
6 min read
Dec
20
Seeking Sanctuary

Seeking Sanctuary

What would this world look like were we to make of ourselves and our communities a home where strivings cease, where posturing is paused — and instead there is space for stillness and rest, space to simply be — to find rest in the God whose door is always open?
10 min read
Dec
06
Laying the Foundation

Laying the Foundation

In a world in which there are so many competing voices telling us who and whose we are... the words of blessing and encouragement and love and promise that we offer now over those we love — those who, like us, are just trying to make it in this weary world, lay a foundation for God to build on.
10 min read
Nov
21
Two Different Conversations

Two Different Conversations

When Jesus talks about a kingdom, he’s talking about a way of living. He’s talking about a way of seeing the world and being in it. He’s talking about a new reality, a certain realm of existence, a new creation bursting forth — if only we’d have eyes to see it.
10 min read
Nov
15
A Splash of Cold Water

A Splash of Cold Water

Because in a world driven by scarcity and market forces, by competition and consumption, a blessing is completely disruptive. It turns the world right-side up. Because it can’t be earned or taken. It can only be received.
10 min read
Nov
08
Where are you, God?

Where are you, God?

In many ways, the earth has become a tomb of its own, and the stench of death is strong. And it’s highly likely that more than one person — a widow, a grieving parent, a friend left behind, a child without a mother — has asked, “Where were you, God? Where are you?”
8 min read
Sep
12
“Knowledge is Power” is a lie.

“Knowledge is Power” is a lie.

“Knowledge is power,” he said, before waiting a beat and continuing. “…is a lie.” “It’s false. And anyone who tells you that knowledge is power doesn’t know what they’re talking about.” Whatever I was expecting on the first day of driver’s ed was not this.
8 min read
Aug
22
A Letter To Students

A Letter To Students

So I started to wonder — what sort of pastoral letter of encouragement and hope might I write, like Paul, to these students who are also entering a world in which their voice, wisdom, and heart are so desperately needed?
8 min read