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: Be Thou My Vision

Why did Jesus have to ascend, anyway? Wouldn’t it be delightful if he were still walking with us on the road to Emmaus, and eating breakfast with us on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, and comforting us in our moments of doubt by reaching wounded hands out to us? Wouldn’t that be…better?

Sermon: Sea Monsters as Worship Leaders and Other Signs of God’s Genius

Easter 5C sermon 2016 Psalm 148; Revelation 21 Grace and peace to you in the name of our risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen.   Last Sunday evening, as you all probably know, I was at an interfaith blessing of the waters. There were these parts in the service where participants poured pitchers of …