In which I have to go dumpster diving in my clergy collar because LENT.
Sermon: Harry Potter and the Scandal of the Cross
Wherein Harry Potter helps us investigate what Jesus meant by: “For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it.”
Sermon: Holy Interruption
We all have stories of God interrupting us, and they usually don’t start out as fun for us. But here’s the thing: every time God gives us an interruption, God is also issuing an invitation.
Sermon: Mary Magdalene, Miriam, and crossing the seas of bitterness
Did you know that the names Miriam and Mary means “bitterness?” There is a bitterness to being a woman of the Bible, and that bitterness does not stay confined to those pages.
Sermon: Faith in the Furnace
In which Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego remind us that separating faith from politics is a luxury afforded only to the privileged.
“Believed that. Lived that. Still got sacrificed by my dad.”
A recent blog post unironically claimed that men prefer debt-free virgins without tattoos. We asked biblical women to respond.
Sermon: the Long Arc Toward Justice
In which the Daughters of Zelophehad lay down the smack for Moses and the assembled Israelites, and God gives them a solid thumbs-up.
Sermon: On seeing the stars behind the dust
In which my love of astronomy collides with Genesis 2. And feminism. And Jesus.
Sermon: the littlest birds and the gospel shrub
The despairing parents and the frightened children on our border need the comfort of the gospel that the will of the God who has claimed them and loved them is for their safety and their peace…but I think we might need it even more.
Book review: Christ on the Psych Ward
It’s not every day that an old friend from college asks me to read and review their book about those times they were committed to the psych ward.