Why Don’t We Sing in Church (ECUSA version)?

I love to sing in church. Which usually leads to the folks sitting near me starting to glance back to see who’s singing so…loud. And then they mention it during the passing of the peace. “Was that you I could hear?” Some of them say it was nice or compliment my voice. But some just look vaguely shocked that anyone is singing so…loudly. [Read more...]

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is Unjust

Much like when we were children and were told about the monsters in our closet, (although they didn’t really exist), because someone in a position of authority said they should, we easily believed the lie. Homophobia is the monster in the closet to which it should never have resided. There should be no closet where the fabled monster lives. [Read more...]

“To See or Not to See”: Stepping Over Lazarus? Reflections on Luke 16:19-26

Some people never change. The rich man still thinks he’s the boss in the life to come. He thinks Lazarus will take the role of his lackey and see after his needs when he never cared for Lazarus’ needs in his entire life.

Am I the only one who is a little gratified that Abraham does not grant the rich man’s request to send Lazarus as a messenger to his brothers? Just a little.
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