"Look Up!" (June 26, 2011) In this incredibly challenging passage, Abraham follows what he believes are God's instructions and prepares to sacrifice his son. At the last moment, however, he looks up and sees another way that God is providing for him. Where are the places where we are called to widen our vision, to… Continue reading Sermon: Look Up!
Sometimes I get really frustrated with people talking about the biblical definition of marriage. Nowhere does the bible define marriage in anything like what we might consider a modern understanding. In acknowledgment of that, and in celebration of this week's steps forward for the glbt community, I began tweeting reasons why my marriage does not… Continue reading #mymarriageisnotbiblical
Well, that's a bit of an exaggeration, but it didn't stop me from crowing it at my husband this week. First, in Wisconsin, the United Methodist Church tried another clergyperson on the charges of 1. being gay and 2. marrying a gay couple. On the first charge, Rev. Amy DeLong was found not guilty of… Continue reading While you were out, heterosexism imploded.
"Mold Me" (June 19, 2011) Held in God's hands, we can be shaped and molded as vessels to be used by a loving Creator. May we never take ourselves out of God's care, but remain able to be molded and used. (Genesis 1:1-2:4) --- I'd moved from one house to another the day before, and… Continue reading Sermon: Mold Me
"How Manifold!" (June 12, 2011 - Pentecost) Both the Psalmist and Paul in his letter to the Corinthians describe the diversity of God's creation as a blessing and a gift. So often, however, we view that diversity as brokenness and a nuisance. May the Spirit give us eyes to see and celebrate the manifold gifts… Continue reading Sermon: How Manifold!
"Are We There Yet?" (June 5, 2011) The disciples want Jesus to tell them when God's reign will come, and we are not so different. We all wish we could know when things will be as they should be, whatever that looks like. When kids ask their parents about how long a car trip will… Continue reading Sermon: Are We There Yet?