Conspiracy of the Christian Kind: Advent 3

For Christians, the word conspiracy takes on a different meaning when we understand how the Spirit of God works to breathe justice into and among us. Read more

#MeToo, #ChurchToo: The Church is Facing the Truth About Its Sexism

#MeToo, #ChurchToo: The #MeToo movement is beginning to well up within the Christian Church.  We’re starting to realize that sexism is rampant in #ChurchToo. Women in congregations are peering out from stained glass windows watching the secular world finally confront sexism, discrimination, and abuse. And we’re wondering – what about us? What about the institution in which we have committed our faith, our hearts, minds, and bodies? Only to have those bodies objectified. Our minds stymied by the church’s entrenched… Read more

Words of Advice for Good Men: #MeToo Meet #YouToo

#MeToo meet #YouToo. Even good men are being shaken to their core by the daily revelations of sexual misconduct. That’s a good thing. Read more

Holy Communion – YOUR Incarnation, EARTH’S Incarnation

A Reflection on Holy Communion. One of my favorite poets, David Whyte, describes tasting as an act of incarnation. When we fully participate in our own lives, bringing our whole selves to each moment, we incarnate – become flesh – in a way that is wholly unique.  No one else has ever embodied this frontier of existence in quite the same way.  And no one will ever experience this confluence of tasting, smelling, seeing, touching, and smelling in this way again… Read more

Learning to Welcome the Dark: Advent 1

This Advent season, spend some time with darkness, even if it scares you a little. The darkness has much to teach us. Advent 1 preaching ideas. Read more

Rethinking Christ the King from the Ground Up

Christ the King locates himself not just in the heights of the heavens, but in the depths of the soil that birthed him, took him in after his death, and rebirthed him on Easter morning. Read more

Gratitude is More than Skin Deep: Thanksgiving Sermon

Who is the most grateful person you know? This Thanksgiving sermon encourages you to pivot on the fulcrum of gratitude. Read more

Thanksgiving Readings: Interfaith & Secular Quotes on Gratitude

At Thanksgiving, some of us will be at diverse tables with a mix of people from different religions or no religious affiliations. It might be helpful to begin the meal with Thanksgiving readings or quotes that speak to the theme of gratitude. Read more

How to Survive a Red/Blue Thanksgiving: Creating a ‘Purple Zone’

Blue dot in a sea of Red on Thanksgiving? Red dot in a sea of Blue? By practicing these strategies of peace and compassion, you may end up being the very reason someone gives thanks on Thanksgiving. Read more

Preserving the Holy Remnant: Kentucky Natural Lands Trust

Why protect natural lands like Kentucky’s Pine Mountain? Kentucky Natural Lands Trust shows us it’s an act of faith. And an act of patriotism. Read more

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