On this “holiday” weekend, we would do well to remember that we are part of what Dr. King described as the “inescapable network of mutuality.” Continue reading Single Garment
Who among us isn’t looking for ways to solidify our faith, to feel a sense of rootedness in God’s will, to know deep inside that we are forgiven, that we are loved just as we are. We want to know in our hearts and in our bodies that the water is fine for us too! Continue reading The Water is Fine
(Image: A Miracle Draught of Fishes by John Reilly) A monologue based on John 21 I should have stuck with … Continue reading Point of No Return
(For more on this, see Part One: Dandelions and White Supremacy – The Overarching Frame) The Barmen Declaration As A … Continue reading Part Two: Dandelions in the Temple
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.
What in the world are you doing here, Elijah? You are supposed to be out there in Damascus calling attention to corruption. You are supposed to be bringing people to repentance. You are supposed to be challenging the status quo, moving people out of their complacency, motivating my people to return to me. What are you doing here? That question echoes through the centuries and resounds in this room, this very day. Continue reading What Are We Going to Do?