Mundane Thursday

I’d like to start by naming how tremendously difficult Maundy Thursday is this year. Maundy Thursday, a day all about community and communion, and yet we don’t really get to do either. There’s a certain amount of grief that we … Read more

Who are you?

Salt Grains Himalayan

Grace to you and peace, from God our Creator and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. I’d like you to ponder a question today. Who are you? As an armchair sociologist, I really love this question. It seems to me that … Read more

If only…

Here we are, back in the season of Lent. Another 40-something days of fasting and praying, with no more “alleluias” until Easter. The season is an opportunity to look inward: to acknowledge our human nature, and to recognize how badly … Read more

What’s your excuse?

This coming Sunday I’m mostly preaching on the fantastic gospel reading from Luke, but there’s a really great story in the first reading that I won’t get to mention. After reading all the day’s texts, browsing through some commentaries, and … Read more

Nanoseconds, archipelagos, and amphibians (oh my!)

There are plenty of preachers who will ascend their pulpits this Sunday and unintentionally (or intentionally) assault the body of Christ. I’m not preaching on this exact topic, so a blog post is a way for me to share some … Read more

There’s Power in the Palm

Grace to you, and peace from God our Creator and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Here we are on Palm Sunday, marking both the end of Lent and the beginning of Holy Week. Here we turn our faces from the … Read more