REIGN OF CHRIST SUNDAY November 25, 2018 A sermon for the people of God at Bethesda United Church of Christ, Bethesda, MD 2 Samuel 23:1-7 It’s good to be back here, and to give Pastor Dee a week off. I truly enjoy worshipping with you. You might not know that I’ve had opportunity to be … More The Reign of Christ: let the Light shine through
…I have a million questions on what I’ve written (is it too long? is it too esoteric? is this what God wants me to say?) …I realize I either have to do laundry or wear a barrel …I can only find one of the shoes I want to wear …I write my “panic list” (DON’T … More The night before I preach…
Tonight I offer prayers for the whys prayers for the not agains prayers for the dying prayers for the dead prayers for the angry prayers for the scared prayers for the healers prayers for the investigators prayers for the grieving prayers for the bystanders prayers for the perpetuators of hate prayers for the unhelpful rhetoric … More Prayers for the whys
It is a long night in Terminal C tonight. Once the airline’s gate agent announced a 2+ hour delay, many of the ticketed passengers either bailed to another flight, or went to find a place to eat dinner. I found a quiet corner, plugged in my headphones and started reading. I looked up at one … More Ally in motion
It was a seemingly random phone call as I sat waiting for my flight at the airport… “Here’s what I know,” I said, As I watched the criss-cross of people, Hurrying here and there, Carrying bags and talking on phones, Rushing like there’s no tomorrow… “We don’t know how much time we have, So make … More Here’s What I Know
That Family Resemblance – The “Kin-dom” of God Ephesians 1:3-14 A sermon offered to the people of God at Bethesda United Church of Christ July 15, 2018 It’s wonderful to be back here with you. The last time I subbed for Pastor Dee, many of you were on a bus headed to Baltimore for the … More That Family Resemblance – The “Kin-dom” of God
Ten years ago, I was ordained as a minister of the Gospel in a nondenominational church. For many years before that, I was serving in pastoral roles, but was not given the recognition of the title, “pastor.” Some of us, like yours truly, take a long and winding road to get to ordination, partly because … More 10 years ago… An Ordination Happened!