Sermon: Pick Your Parade

"Pick Your Parade" (March 28, 2010 - Palm Sunday) Understanding what Jesus did on Palm Sunday is in many ways the key to understanding Holy Week, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, and most of the rest of what Jesus was about. No coincidental peasant outpouring of love and affection, Jesus' entry into Jerusalem was a powerful… Continue reading Sermon: Pick Your Parade

Sermon: Poverty and Providence

"Poverty and Providence" (March 21, 2010) We recognize that when Jesus tells his disciples "you will always have the poor among you," he is not therefore giving them (and us) an excuse for not practicing justice and compassion. Rather, when read in conjunction with Deuteronomy 15, we see that the reminder of the poor in… Continue reading Sermon: Poverty and Providence

That’s me in the spotlight, losing my religion.

I've been pointed to a fantastic discussion on Newsweek's website about disbelieving clergy, and a corresponding study from Tufts University about clergy who have "lost faith in their tradition." Friend and fellow blogger Jeremy has a great exploration of this article in his blog post on the subject, playing on the questions of how clergy… Continue reading That’s me in the spotlight, losing my religion.

The Invention of Faith?

My husband and I recently watched the movie "The Invention of Lying," written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Matthew Robinson (at Internet Movie Database). I'm surprised that I hadn't heard more about this film sooner; I thought it was one of the most interesting and though-provoking movies I've seen in a while. It starts… Continue reading The Invention of Faith?