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February 04, 2016
Do Not Stand Idly By: The Public Domain of Faith
Yesterday, in a DC suburb, I had another one of those profound religious/spiritual moments in...
January 25, 2016
The Fidelity Of Limits
Below is an interview with Associate Chaplain of the United Methodist Protestant Community at American...
January 16, 2016
What does relentless love look like?
What is the relentless love of God like? The gospel of Luke says it is...
January 08, 2016
What happens to our collections when we die?
As the Christmas season drew to a close a couple of days ago and I...
January 06, 2016
Are you aware of the peaceful revolution underway-- a new Pentecost is taking place in...
December 25, 2015
How God Can Be Born Even Here
Over the past two months, my faith community has been exploring how the story of Jesus’...
December 15, 2015
Is the God Life for whoever can get there?
Chelsea Jay is a 24-year old model in the United Kingdom. She is the Director...
December 13, 2015
Kingdom vs Empire
This is a sermon that I wrote for Christ the King Sunday. It was...
December 07, 2015
Christian Prejudice Towards Muslims is Antithetical to the Way of Jesus
As a Christian, I find the anti-Muslim rhetoric and prejudice, expressed in general and by...
December 05, 2015
The Lie of Separation
Back in May 2015 I was signed up for a weekend training in NYC with...
November 16, 2015
On Not Stinking Up The Place or Going Fragrance-Free
In many Jesus stories, the way things turned out, usually well, was completely unpredictable from...
October 19, 2015
Father Richard Rohr on Sacred Wounds by Author Teresa Pasquale
Father Richard Rohr authored the foreword for Teresa Pasquale's new book, Sacred Wounds: A Path...
October 10, 2015
God in a Mushroom
What can a mushroom teach us about God? The building I work in has rows of...
October 08, 2015
Inevitable: the death of news as we know it
Sometimes, I just think in poetry. Today is such a day. Sometimes, when I spend...
September 24, 2015
The Ballad of Ruth and Naomi
The following is a sermon I delivered at Church of the Common Table as one of three...
September 15, 2015
Is it all right for white people to participate with Black Lives Matter?
Recently, someone asked me a question about the participation of white people in the Black...
September 11, 2015
We Must Weather the Storm to See the Rainbow
An Open Love Letter to White Unitarian Universalists Struggling With Their Commitment to Black Lives...
September 08, 2015
Call and Affirmation
“No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the...
September 07, 2015
“Thank-you Donald Trump!”
Seriously. Thank-you Donald Trump and your 'realityshowesque' and 'plainspoken' Presidential campaign. Let me quickly explain...
August 10, 2015
What’s Your Story?
First of all, I am sorry. I've been gone for, oh, five months? In my...
August 10, 2015
How we failed to plant a successful church
How We failed at Successful Church Planting I sat with middle aged white...
July 25, 2015
Lithium and a Prayer: A Few Thoughts on Mental Illness, Medication, and Spirituality
Two weeks ago spiritually-minded people from across the country flocked to Hot Springs, NC for...
July 22, 2015
The Confederate Flag, the History of the South, and the Testimony of our Sisters and Brothers
A few weeks before the Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney was killed at Emmanuel AME Church,...
July 15, 2015
When Life Cannot Go On As Normal
The Sunday after the murders of Clementa Pinckney and his congregation members of Mother Emanuel...
July 15, 2015
Which are the good gifts?
Recently, I wrote about how the Golden Rule doesn't always clarify for people how they should...
July 06, 2015
Room at the Table
I've been around long enough to know that the best parts of a conference don't...
July 01, 2015
Charleston and the Grief of Prophets
Five of us from the Transform Network leadership team were at the Sojourners Summit when...
June 24, 2015
Thy Kingdom Come, but how?
When tragedies occur something within us cries out to respond. We want to say something...
June 15, 2015
When the Golden Rule Fails
Recently, a friend of mine in their wheelchair had a walking person push past them...
June 08, 2015
Stepping Away from Leadership Voluntarily
I have had, over the years, some interesting and deeply thoughtful conversations with leaders, primarily...
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