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,…

The Both/And of Addressing Homelessness

I saw something new to me here in Salt Lake City: Bright red parking meters scattered across the sidewalks, positioned well away from their normal curbside location. These parking meters accept nickels, dimes, and quarters—and each has a sign “Give a hand up, not a hand out.” It’s really an innovative idea. The coins tossed…