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December 07, 2016
The Appearance of Hope (An #Advent Poem)
The Appearance of Hope (An Advent Poem) Not long after John appeared in the wilderness...
July 13, 2016
Mary, Martha, and the Only Meal Jesus Cooked (Lectionary Meditation)
Lectionary 10C — Luke 10:38-42 Jesus spent his entire life talking about meals, presiding over...
May 26, 2016
Keep Christianity Weird: The Trinity, Mermaids, UFOs, and Holy Strangeness
Keep it weird. From Portland and Boulder to Austin and Asheville, “Keep It Weird” has...
April 21, 2016
Judas Lives! (What’s So New About Jesus’ New Commandment to Love One Another?)
Easter 4C — John 13:31-35 — Lectionary Reflection One of the curious things about Jesus'...
March 06, 2016
The Parable of the Estranged Family: Re-Imagining the Prodigal Son as a Tragic Family Drama
Lent 4 — Year C — Luke 15:1-3; 11-32, 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 Last week, as...
February 08, 2016
Soot, Stones, and Stewardship: A Homily for the First Sunday in Lent
Today, I'm pleased to share with you this post from Anna Howell, a long-time reader...
February 04, 2016
The Temptation of the Transfiguration: On High Places, Presidential Politics, and the Glory of God (Lectionary Reflection)
The Last Sunday After Epiphany — Year C — Luke 9:28-36 (37-43a) Right now,...
January 10, 2016
Our Genealogy of Water: A Homily for the Baptism of Our Lord
This past week, as I was blearily returning from dropping my kids off at school...
December 28, 2015
Unspeakable Joy, Unbearable Tragedy: Christmas, Incarnation, and Holy Innocents (A Homily for Christmas 2C)
Christmas 2C — Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23 A few months ago, I let my spouse read a...
December 13, 2015
The Subversiveness of Gentleness in a Time of Violence and Terror
Advent 3C — Philippians 4:4-7 — Lectionary Reflection “Let your gentleness be known to everyone.”...
October 15, 2015
What Job and God Learn From Each Other: Prophetic Grief Meets Prophetic Beauty (A Homily)
Proper 24 — Job 38 — Year B Earlier this month, a gunman went on...
September 23, 2015
The Way of Cold Water: A Homily on the Hyperbole of Heaven and Hell (Mark 9:38-50)
Year B — Proper 21 — Mark 9:38-50 If your hand causes you to stumble,...
September 08, 2015
The Identity Crisis of Christ (Lectionary Reflection Mark 8:27-38)
Proper 19 — Year B — Mark 8:27-38 Ever since his baptism, Jesus’ world had...
September 02, 2015
Crumbs: Jesus and the Ethnic Slur (Lectionary Reflection, Mark 7:24-37)
Year B — Proper 18 — Mark 7:24-37 Jesus uttered an ethnic slur. To dismiss a...
July 15, 2015
Peace is Not Tranquility (A #WGFest2015 Lectionary Reflection)
Lectionary Year B — Proper 11 — Mark 6:30-34; 53-56 On Saturday, my youngest...
June 28, 2015
Taking Liberation without Permission: Bree Newsome, #BlackLivesMatters, and the Hemorrhaging Woman (Lectionary Reflection)
Proper 8B — Mark 5:21-43 The woman with the hemorrhage didn't ask permission. She didn't...
June 15, 2015
When God Sleeps through Storms (Lectionary Reflection on Theodicy for Mark 4:35-41)
Proper 7 — Year B – Mark 4:35-41 "Even the wind and the sea obey...
May 20, 2015
The Divine Protest of Pentecost: The Politics of Language and Respectability (Homily for Pentecost, Year B)
The God of Pentecost doesn't have an official language. This is the shocking revelation of...
May 15, 2015
When Things Fall Apart: The Theodicy of Jesus, Judas, and Betrayal (Lectionary Meditation for Easter B7)
John 17:6-19 — Year B — Easter "Except the one destined to be lost." In...
April 23, 2015
The Shepherd Who Casts Us Out: A Homily for Good Shepherd Sunday
Easter 4B — Good Shepherd Sunday — John 10:1-18 The Lectionary only offers a selection...
April 02, 2015
The Grief of Peter: A Good Friday Soliloquy (Homily)
I think a lot about that night, the night the soldiers came. In the quiet,...
March 08, 2015
BREAKING NEWS: Protests Turn Violent in Jerusalem
Temple Protests Turn Violent Angry Rioters Smash, Loot Local Businesses Jerusalem — Authorities are searching...
February 04, 2015
Vanishing Jesus and the Christ of the Deserted Place (A Lectionary Reflection for Mark 1:29-39)
Epiphany 5B — Mark 1:29-39 When the people most sought him, Jesus ran away. When the people...
January 01, 2015
An Ordinary Name: A Reflection for the Feast of the Holy Name
Back in 2013, a judge blocked a mother’s name for a child on religious grounds. She wouldn’t...
December 28, 2014
The Cowardly Wise Men: A Reflection for Epiphany and the Holy Innocents
When the Magi chose to deceive Herod, return home a different a way, and save the...
November 26, 2014
#StayWokeAdvent, Ferguson & Apocalypse: A Lectionary Reflection
Follow #StayWokeAdvent contributions here and add yours, too! Oh that you would tear open the heavens...
November 03, 2014
The Breaking of the Bridesmaids: Rethinking a Problematic Parable (Lectionary Reflection)
Matthew 25: 1-13 | Proper 27 | Year A (When the gospel is read, have...
August 27, 2014
#IfTheyGunnedMeDown, Who Do You Say that I Am?
Year A — August 24 — Matthew 16:13-20 — Proper 16 Who do you say...
August 02, 2014
‘Send Them Away’: A Homily for the Loaves and Fish (Proper 13A)
Proper 13 — Year A — Matthew 14:13-21 When I was on pilgrimage in the...
July 19, 2014
Let Them Grow Together: On Gaza, Migrants, Refugees, Wheat and Weeds (A Homily)
Proper 11 — Year A — Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 A few weeks ago, I asked...
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