A Corny Post (Giving Thanks)

At the family/friend gathering where I often celebrate Thanksgiving, we have a tradition at the beginning of the meal. Each person sits down to a plate with three popcorn kernels on it (I've realized recently that, as microwave popcorn is the only kind I know how to make, this is tough to replicate at my… Continue reading A Corny Post (Giving Thanks)

Sermon: “Glory, Gratitude, and Goyim”

"Glory, Gratitude, and Goyim" ( November 23, 2008 ) Ten lepers receive healing from Jesus and more than that-- restoration into the community from which they had been isolated. But for one leper, a Samaritan, the blessing is also a refutation of the things that had once kept him apart, and an invitation where he… Continue reading Sermon: “Glory, Gratitude, and Goyim”

It Ain’t Easy…

Being green and churchy at the same time. First, a couple of assumptions for this post. 1. Climate change is real, significant, and really significant. I grew up knowing this-- way beyond aerosol cans or cfl light bulbs, there is substantial and irreparable damage that humankind has inflicted on this planet, especially since the discovery,… Continue reading It Ain’t Easy…