A post-election sermon

When any elected official says, “I am he! I am the one who can bring an end to war, prosper the nation, reverse the fortunes of the poor, and restore the world—”…

I will remember that there is only one person who is called the Prince of Peace, the reconciler of nations.

Gratitude

Oh, hello, blog land!  It’s only been, like…TWO AND A HALF MONTHS. You know what’s hard?  Ministry.  Ministry is hard.  And blogging about the things you’re learning about and through ministry is hard, because those learning things are connected to actual real people, and actual real people, understandably, can find it somewhat weird when their pastor blogs […]

Barnaby, Rocket-dog

Barnaby has been my dog, and I have been his human, for five and a half years now.  We know each other pretty well. For example, he knows exactly how many pitiful gazes he can employ when I’m eating without actually crossing the line into begging.  He knows that there shall be absolutely no whining […]

Sermon: God Who Sees

A note before reading: This sermon addresses violence against women.  It wasn’t easy to write or to preach, and I couldn’t have done it without the support of an amazing community of religious leaders, many of whom are young female clergy.  This sermon owes a lot to one in particular, the Rev. Jennie Chrien.  Read […]

Sermon: Holy Trinity, Batman!

Those of you who read the “Mini”-tarian this week may remember that I called today, Holy Trinity Sunday, my least favorite Sunday on which to preach.  Not because I don’t like the doctrine of the Trinity—I love the doctrine of the Trinity.  It’s just that it’s really super hard to preach on the Trinity without […]