Let Women Be Heard: A Meditation on a Meal

Take a long slow, deep breath in…Hold it for a moment, and then slowly exhale. Take another long slow, deep breath in…Hold it, and then exhale. Empty your lungs completely with your out-breath. Take a third deep breath in. Take your time. Hold it for a moment, and then let it go. Relax. Close your…

What I Know For Sure

Jesus knew for sure that God’s coming into the world would break up the power of evil. What do you know for sure?

Fishers of People: It’s Not about the Fish

HAPPY EPIPHANY!!! Sometimes, it seems funny to me that we don’t go around saying that to each other—“Happy Epiphany!” The church isn’t arrayed with special decorations or colors—we have the green of ordinary time at the altar. And yet, this time, this season of Epiphany is anything but ordinary. In some ways, it is a…

The Cornerstone Is What Counts

Come, Holy Spirit. Fill the hearts of your faithful people and kindle in them the fire of thy love. Send forth thy spirit and they shall be made new and thou shalt renew the face of the earth. Amen. One week ago, at 10 p.m. local time, bullets rained down on 22,000 people attending the…

It’s Not Fair! And Thank God for That

This week, I got to go to Bishop’s Ranch for clergy conference. I got to room with an long-time friend.We got to talking about this week’s readings and, when I mentioned that I was scheduled to preach, she said, “Don’t you remember the sermon you preached on these readings six years ago?” (To be fair,…