On Our Behalf: Reclaiming Repentance As a Progressive Christian

This Lent, I will be exploring the evil done on our behalf for which the Episcopal liturgy calls us to repent.  For Lent, I’m repenting. And, as a progressive Christian, I’m also reclaiming repentance. Given Lent’s themes of penitence, it’s actually a season well-suited for progressives. Unfortunately, it is also season often marred by the [Read More...]

Unforgiving Jesus on the Cross

In the midst of his crucifixion, Jesus looks down and forgives his torturers, his crucifiers, his executioners. Jesus, in the midst of the unimaginable and intolerable injustice, musters the courage to forgive the unforgivable. It is a moment, at least according to how traditional Christianity teaches it, of overwhelming mercy and unfathomable forgiveness. Except, that’s [Read More...]

Doubt and Suspended Animation (Daily Lenten Meditation)

Throughout Lent, I will be posting short meditations on the Daily Office readings every day. Please journey and pray with me through these readings. To read previous Lenten meditations click here. Thursday, March 1 Mark 2:1-12 “And when they could not bring him to Jesus because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him; [Read More...]

Bottom of a Well (Daily Lenten Meditation)

Throughout Lent, I will be posting short meditations on the Daily Office readings every day. Please journey and pray with me through these readings. To read previous Lenten meditations click here. Wednesday, February 29 Genesis 37 “Once Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him even more.” Honestly, [Read More...]

Dismembering the Body of Christ (Daily Lenten Meditation)

Throughout Lent, I will be posting short meditations on the Daily Office readings every day. Please journey and pray with me through these readings. To read previous Lenten meditations click here. Monday, February 27 I Corinthians 1:11-13 “For it has been reported to me by Chloe’s people that there are quarrels among you, my brothers [Read More...]

Contentment, Not Achievement (Daily Lenten Meditation)

Throughout Lent, I will be posting short meditations on the Daily Office readings every day. Please journey and pray with me through these readings. To read previous Lenten meditations click here. Saturday, February 25 Philippians 4:12-13 “I know what it is to have little, and I know what it is to have plenty. In any [Read More...]

The Subversiveness of Gentleness (Daily Lenten Meditation)

Throughout Lent, I will be posting short meditations on the Daily Office readings every day. Please journey and pray with me through these readings. To read previous Lenten meditations click here. Friday, February 24 Philippians 4:5 Let your gentleness be known to everyone. In his letter to the Philippians, one of Paul’s instructions to the [Read More...]

Trampling the Poor: A Lenten Reflection for Ash Wednesday

Throughout Lent, I will be posting short meditations on the Daily Office readings every day. Read Thursday’s reflection here. Please journey and pray with me through these readings. Wednesday, February 22 Amos 5:6-15 “… you trample on the poor and take from them levies of grain … and push aside the needy at the gate.” [Read More...]


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