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

I no longer have a language

I love languages. I’ve always been fascinated by surprising connections from one language to another, and finding new ways to communicate is just something that gives me life. I can’t call myself a polyglot — someone who is fluent in … Read more

I need a sign. And a chart.

When I was growing up, my family had a dishwasher. We didn’t use it all the time (I’ll tell you stories about Grammy some other day), but with six humans living in one domicile, it was a helpful appliance when … 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