January 22, 2018

Hope to see you at an event this year! I have a new book about faith and sex coming out in the Fall – so, additions to this schedule are likely later in 2018. JAN 17 – Rock Island, Il Augustana College   JAN 20 – Denver, Co Queer Christian Fellowship   FEB 1-2 – New Haven, Cn Yale University   FEB 5-7 – Hollywood, Ca The Makers www.makers.com   FEB 23 – Sacramento, Ca Trinity Episcopal Cathedral www.trinitycathedral.org  … Read more

August 30, 2017

The Denver Statement  – a response to the Nashville Statement by some of the queer, trans, gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, gender-queer, asexual, straight, single, married image-bearering Christians at House for All Sinners & Saints (Denver, Co) “Know that the LORD Himself is God (and we are not)-Psalm 100:3 (Nashville) Evangelical Christians at the dawn of the twenty-first century find themselves living in a period of historic transition. As Western culture has become increasingly post-Christian, it has embarked upon a massive revision… Read more

August 15, 2017

  (click below to hear audio of the sermon) When I was in Australia recently, I was taken aback once again at how they start meetings there. I had forgotten that when there is a large gathering of people in Australia, it is a common practice to begin, not with their pledge of allegiance or their national anthem, but with what’s called, an acknowledgement of country. A leader addresses the gathered people by saying “I would like to acknowledge that this… Read more

March 21, 2017

This is one to listen to if you really want to get the meaning – and also a bonus joke from Stuart  which made everyone crack up during what was otherwise a serious sermon! Click below. Last week I was talking with a friend about the practice of keeping a diary –and I said that, to me, keeping a diary feels way too risky – because I’d always be afraid of someone else getting ahold of it and then knowing the… Read more

January 16, 2017

(click above to listen along) Sometimes I do something so stupid that I just really want to share it with everyone. Maybe that’s the pathology that leads one to write memoir. I have no idea why, but when something super embarrassing happens to me – like something really cringe-worthy, for some reason my first reaction is to immediately be disappointed that it wasn’t caught on video. Anyhow, I was discussing this with some of you this week – and how… Read more

January 13, 2017

January 25 Association of Presbyterian Church Educators’ Annual Event Marriott Tech Center 4900 S Syracuse Street Denver, CO 80237 http://www.apcenet.org/2017-annual-event—denver     January 26 Keynote Speaker 20th Anniversary Hyatt Regency Orange County 11999 Harbor Blvd Garden Grove, CA 92840 http://episcoforma.org/2017-conference/     February 16 King Institute for Faith and Culture Central Presbyterian Church, 301 Euclid Ave, Bristol, VA 24201 http://www.cpcbristol.org/cpc/     March 8-9 Northwest Leadership Institute Cathedral of the Rockies Boise First United Methodist Church 717 N 11th Street… Read more

January 2, 2017

(click above to listen along) There was this Christmas tree topper ornament that for years made the rounds through my family as a gag gift. It was supposed to be a beautiful angel but what it really was was a terrifying abomination: a winged creature in a cheap lace dress that held a Christmas light in each of it’s hands and when you plugged it in, it’s arms and head moved slowly back and forth. Super creepy. The year after… Read more

December 6, 2016

(click above to listen along) On Wednesday night this week about 25 of us gathered at one of those public pianos on 16th street mall and sang Vespers together. It was chilly and peaceful and we had some candles burning on the back of the piano. Then Meghan read the Gospel we just heard, and as soon as she said John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness wearing camel’s hair and a leather belt around his waist saying repent for… Read more

November 29, 2016

Ah, here it is, the first Sunday of Advent – and you know what sounds awesome about now, is a good juicy apocalypse. Because what the hell has 2016 been if not apocalyptic? And I mean that quite literally since Greek for un- is apo and the Greek for cover is kalupten. Apocalypse literally means to uncover. To uncover what is already there. And the racism and violence and xenophobia and sexism we have been devastated by in this country… Read more

November 8, 2016

(click above to listen along…sermons are spoken events!) But Mary Magdalene stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. They said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping?’ She said to them, ‘They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have… Read more


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