I've started a new blog project with a partner in crime (and what we hope may become a team of contributors and discussion partners). "InterRelations" (www.interrelationsblog.wordpress.com) Seeks to break open conversation about gender, sexuality, relationships, and families in all configurations. From our introductory blog post: There is a conversation missing in The United Methodist Church,… Continue reading A New Venture
"Shhhh!" (June 23, 2013) In the midst of a chaotic and frightening time, when God has just been revealed to him in fire and destruction, Elijah somehow finds it in himself to hear and notice God in the small, still, and ordinary. What does it take to slow ourselves down enough, quiet ourselves down enough,… Continue reading Sermon: Shhhh!
"Loved Much" (June 16, 2013) The scandalous actions of the unnamed woman at the feast reminds us that all are welcome in Jesus' presence, and all invited to pour out all our grief and loss, and bring our full selves, that we may be made well. (Luke 7:36-8:3) --- With gratitude to Bishop Devadhar, Pastor… Continue reading Sermon: Loved Much
"Never Empty" (June 9, 2013) Just when it seems all hope is gone, and the last flour has been scraped from the jar, the last loved one pried from her life, a widow who opened her home to a prophet finds God's grace and abundance interceding in her life. Where are the places you feel… Continue reading Sermon: Never Empty
"Such Faith!" (June 2, 2013) Too scared or too savvy to come to Jesus himself, a Roman officer sends Jewish leaders to Jesus, to seek healing for a beloved servant, and these leaders vouch for the Roman, calling him one who "loves our people." Jesus commends his faith, one that loves people above position or… Continue reading Sermon: Such Faith!