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
What does it mean to be a citizen? What does it mean to be a productive participant in our society? There is a checklist and unfortunately, the items on that list have typically been determined by people with privilege – the privilege of whiteness, the privilege of maleness, the privilege of heteronormative lifestyle, the privilege of economic power. Continue reading This Day
…the promise of resurrection seemed like pie in the sky by and by. It was a dream deferred, a thing with feathers that has flown off to perch somewhere else. Continue reading Practicing Hope
…though their world lay in shattered ruins around them, they still thought of themselves as righteous bringers of peace… as God’s chosen healers of a broken world. Continue reading Baby Food for Fools
(Sermon re-printed here with permission of our 2nd child Calelia Cristian Avery) Am I My Sibling’s Keeper Genesis 4:3-10 Preached on January 31,2015 … Continue reading Am I My Sibling’s Keeper?
2,700 years later we are still waiting. Still hoping. Still clinging. Still searching. But what are we waiting for? Continue reading Behold! The Days are HERE!
A sermon preached on selections from the book of Job. The world is full of seemingly unanswerable questions: How can … Continue reading Changing the Question