The Shameful Neighbor: Food Stamps, Stereotypes and the War on the Hungry (A Homily)

Proper 12 — Year C — Luke 11:1-13 There is no war on poverty in this country. There is no war on hunger. Instead, there is a war on the poor and a war on the hungry. Politicians today are targeting and bargaining away the food on the tables of the poor in the name [Read More…]

Protesting Holy Week

Church is the last place Christians should be during Holy Week. That’s right. On the highest of holy days of the Christian calendar, I don’t think the followers of Jesus should be anywhere near a Holy Week service. Not Maundy Thursday. Not Good Friday. Not any of them. Of course there are great experiences to [Read More…]

I Am Become Death (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. Thursday, February 23 Habakkuk 3:1-18 In Habakkuk, the prophet paints a terrifyingly vivid image of the anger of God. In our world, we too often want to imagine a God whose [Read More…]