When church leaders (clergy especially) get together, the talk sometimes turns to what we know, what we need to know and what we never knew we needed to know. This is also known as the “Things they never taught me in seminary” conversation. Continue reading Filed Under: Things They Never Taught Me In Seminary
Here’s the thing.
The Magi were mistaken.
These are my opening remarks from the #120hours Interfaith Vigil to #ReclaimMLK Radical Legacy. It was stormy. The wind was blowing and it … Continue reading Sideways
The truth that for Muslims, for LGBTQ people, for People of Color in our country, this has always been the reality of their experience. For these communities, none of this is new. None of it. Continue reading Following a Different Messiah
A Sermon preached on September 25, 2016 Based on James 2:14-18, The Belhar Confession and The Letter from a Birmingham … Continue reading Credibility Gap
(With gratitude for Martin Luther King, Jr., Odetta and the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures for their inspired and inspiring words.) … Continue reading The speech I wish I had heard
A sermon preached on Matthew 9:1-8 at First Presbyterian Church of Oakland on July 10, 2016 And after getting into … Continue reading Carrying the Paralyzed Man