“Lost & Found” – the spoken Word.

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our creator god did indeed create the earth! mercy and how! and when she created it – she said it was good. ...i mean really good.i’m talking springtime sunshine melting snow heating earth making it warm, moist, fertile, and sticky kinda good! i’m talking god said it’s good like “your breasts are like gazelles, twin deer feeding among lilies. I will stay on the hill of myrrh, the hill of incense, until the morning breezes blow and the darkness disappears” kinda good! i’m talking “my bride … [Read more...]

Firma-meant to Love: A Poem for Earth Day

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in the beginning, God created the world, and God said it was good and it is good. i mean really good!from the tiniest grain of sand on a beach in the bahamasto that massive hulk of a rock that we call everest,from the smallest amoeba to the largest leviathan that lurks in the depths of the sea—"All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful, The Lord God made them all.Each little flower that opens, Each little bird that sings, He … [Read more...]

“Rock of Ages” – turning a blog into a “poetry-sermon.”

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 I'm a blogger. I'm also a pastor. Some of my better sermons have sprung forth from blogs that I've written.I recently posted a blog seeking to convey the radicalness of Mary's "magnificat" as described in Luke's Gospel - "Jesus' Mom was a Punk". It was a very popular blog that many people shared around the internet. When something I post receives that much attention, I can tell that I've touched on something that speaks to people.It occurred to me that perhaps the congregation … [Read more...]

“Pressure Pots”: a poetic repsonse to Boston & West, Texas tragedies

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“doo doo doo do-do do. do.doo doo doo do-do do. do.”david and freddie knew.they knew about the pressure that comes down on me and youand through their song, we were blessed with a pop witness to theterror of knowing what this world’s all about.it honored the good friends who scream “let me out!”that witness is oh so needed.in an age when thousands follow the vapid, overly positive tweets and twitters of radiant yogis and yoginis and the syrupy feel-good platitudes … [Read more...]

What Jesus and Barney Have in Common

Over the past year, our nation has been divided in ways that we haven’t seen seen since the Civil War. For who knows what reason, just a few days before our recent election, the folks at CNN decided to add fuel to the fire.They published a piece entitled, “Do you believe in a red state Jesus or a blue state Jesus?”The author shares how a factor in how our citizenry is divided is theology. As the author of a book that describes that very phenomenon, I don’t dispute that. But I wince at see … [Read more...]

adventus absurdus

in the bleak midwinter… millions are unemployed, uninsured, and under pressure. widening gap between the haves and the have nots widening and gappening like mick jagger about to eat all of the billions of burgers mcdonald’s serves from the deforested brazillian rainforests turned into grazing land to feed our addictions to cheap bovine carcasses infused with hormones, antibiotics, and monsanto’s irreversibly genetically modified pastures.“corporate person” funded presidenti … [Read more...]


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