27 September 2020
Remember the description of Narnia, as always winter, never Christmas? Sometimes I think in this pandemic year, this 2020, that we are always Lent, never Easter…The reading from Philippians reminds us that to get to Easter, to get to the fullness of God’s presence with us and in us, there is this movement of God emptying God’s self, taking human form, becoming obedient unto death. Henri Nouwen calls this “downward mobility.”
6 September 2020
Salvation is nearer to us than when we first became believers, not because the end-times are approaching but because we are past the honeymoon stage of faith and deeper into this hard work of being a community of faith.
2 August 2020
This mornings readings offer us three feasts: feasts of hope and a feast of empire. Which will you proclaim?
26 July 2020
The Kingdom of Heaven is like a tiny bit of yeast a woman hid in a huge amount of flour. Soon the dough was everywhere. The Kingdom of Heaven is like a fight for justice infusing the hearts and minds of a whole expansive community that doesn’t seem to end, a movement for justice perpetuating itself like sourdough starter.
19 July 2020
“Let both of them grow together until the harvest.” One of the hidden blessings of being in a pandemic is the amount of time I read more…
12 July 2020
“…the one who indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.” What surprises you in this read more…
5 July 2020
We are constantly reminded that the liberty won with the end of slavery was short-lived, and that descendants of slaves still tread the stony road and feel the chastening rod. And this year, more than ever, we need to be reminded of God’s presence in this suffering, and to live, nonetheless, in hope. In the language of today’s reading from the prophet Zechariah, we need to live as prisoners of hope.
28 June 2020
We were blessed to have our Bishop, Michael Hanley, with us for the celebration of our patronal feast. You can watch the whole liturgy, or read more…
21 June 2020
Text: Matthew 10:24-39
“Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.” This is read more…