October 26, 2016

(click above to listen along) Jesus also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt My mom likes to tell the story about when I was in Kindergarten and our next door neighbors were a young African American family with a daughter my own age and how their little girl always had what I considered, and consistently commented on bring the cutest hair. HER mother gave her little braids and… Read more

October 18, 2016

(click above to listen along) Recently one of you apologetically mentioned that you have been meaning to write me a thank-you note about something and given our Gospel reading about the grateful healed leper, I began thinking about what a terrible thank-you note writer I am. Not for lack of trying on my mom’s part, I mean, Peggy did everything she could. And like every other kid who received a 10 dollar bill in their birthday card, I was expected to… Read more

September 20, 2016

(click above to listen along) I missed you guys. So much. But given my lack of sleep and my lack of presence in the community, much less in this country over the last month I must admit I don’t have a real sermon sermon for you. You might notice that I don’t tend to preach on Sundays that follow me being out of town. Apart from general tiredness and lack of time to do so, I also just think that… Read more

August 23, 2016

  Click above to listen along. If you can’t see the audio player above, click here to listen to the audio.  If you follow the HBO show Game of Thrones you know that there are a lot of very disturbing and violent things that transpire on the show. But for me, the most disturbing was a scene of public shaming in which a character had her hair shaved off, was stripped naked and made to walk through the streets while… Read more

August 9, 2016

(click above to listen along!) Fear not, little flock. It is God’s good pleasure to give us the kingdom. Someone in a Q and A this year asked me: When do you feel the least afraid. I had never thought about that question but it didn’t take long to answer it. I said, I don’t think I am afraid when I am singing hymns. I had a wise friend who I’d call when I was filled with fear, worry and… Read more

July 25, 2016

click above to listen along…sorry but I forgot to turn my mic on so the recording is not great…might have to use earbuds 🙁 One of Jesus’ disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray” Jesus said to them, “When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name. Let your dominion come. Give us each day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us. And do not bring us to the… Read more

July 13, 2016

Hello friends. I’m heading out to 4 cities I wasn’t able to get to last Fall! Click on the links below to be taken to the event pages. And hopefully I’ll see you soon! October 6th – Boston October 12th – Detroit October 13th -Indianapolis October 20th – Kansas City Read more

July 12, 2016

(Sermon are meant to be heard. Please click above to listen along) A man was traveling on the road from Jerusalem to Jericho….when a group of robbers, or terrorists, or racist cops attacked him by a suicide bomb ….or an AR-15 assault riffle…. or by shooting him as he lay on the ground – and they left the man for dead; outside the airport… or on the floor of the gay night club,… or in his car next to his… Read more

July 7, 2016

I’m excited to be doing a little something in England, Scotland, France and Germany later this year…if you are around, come by and say hi! Also I’m in Sweden later this Fall. August 26th-29th Greenbelt Festival Boughton Estate, Kettering, London   August 31st Edinburgh, Scotland St John’s Episcopal Church, Princes Street, EH2 4BJ 7pm – 10pm   September 1st Sheffield, England St Mark’s Church, Broomfield Road, S10 2SE 7pm – 10pm SOLD OUT – waiting list available… Read more

July 7, 2016

(click above to listen along.) About 15 years ago I had just a touch of hypochondria. It wasn’t long-lived, thank goodness, but for about 9 months when I was a 32 year old college student slash stay at home mom of a baby and a toddler, I kept getting sick all the time and I was just SURE that something was wrong with me. I was in my doctor’s office just about every month asking that he run tests since… Read more

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