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
The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:40 (NIV) For the least of these, Lord, You taught compassion and inclusion. But the least of these, Lord, are forgotten, mistreated, dehumanized, and jailed. For the … More For the least of these
Book Review and Give-Away! (see below) Jennifer Harvey, Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America. (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2017), hardcover, 306 pages. This is a must-read book for white parents, educators and adults — and even if you are not a parent! The dominance and ignorance of white America has contributed to the racial tensions … More Book Review: Raising White Kids
Last Sunday, I preached from the book of Amos, and talked about the unlikely messengers who bring us hard words from God. I reminded the congregation that if we only dwelled in the message bearer, we could miss God’s Words to us. In a fit of honestly, I admitted I often look at the … More Bunnies and Coloring and Hymns of the Heart
As a pastor, I have the privilege of seeing the highs and lows of Life. Some of the hardest journeys I join are those families who have a relative with Alzheimer’s Disease or the related dementias. The exhaustion is real. The emotional, physical and spiritual impacts are immense. There is progress towards finding a cure… … More And now, THIS!
In amongst the potatoes this evening, I’m making signs. I started to edit the photo, you know, make it Instagram-worthy. But I decided it was a good representation of how things really are. You see, my life, like my kitchen counters, is cluttered with stuff and tasks and obligations. I could create an artsy sign-making … More In amongst the potatoes… the messy work of marching for justice