Be a Prophet for Our Times

August tends to be a month where people think about vacations, picnics and other really cool stuff. For people in ordained ministry though, June tends to be a month when many of us think about the nature of ministry because at least here in this Diocese and every diocese I know people tend to be…

We Will Build What We Believe

When I look at the world at this moment in time, when I read the headlines, when I read the science, when I talk to people, it seems to me that we are being consumed by fear. We’re afraid that there’s not enough, that there’s not enough time, that there’s not enough money, that there’s…

A Holiday Trifecta: Mother’s Day, Hanukkah, & Easter

Yesterday, I went to the grocery store and could barely make it in the door because of the profusion of flower bouquets, potted plants, balloons, stuffed animals and chocolate covered strawberries that filled the front section of the store, waiting for those who wanted to celebrate their mothers to come and buy.  As I was…

Be the Hen in the Fox House

  Recently, I’ve spent some time binge watching some of my television shows that I got behind on in recent weeks. I know that it’s Lent, and I should probably have considered giving up the time I spend watching television to do something more useful. However, I confess to you, my brothers and sisters, that…

Undivided: The Heart of the Gospel

When things in my life are feeling kind of stressful, instead of comfort food, I turn to comfort television. This week, my show of choice was one from the 1990s…It was on TV for about eight years. It’s called Touched by an Angel and had a bunch of great actors including Roma Downey, Della Reese,…