October 21, 2018

We like to think that we’re progressing. We like to think that we’re evolving. We like to think that society is on the verge of a Great Leap Forward, a dawning of an age of Aquarius, bounding from blue to orange, green, yellow, turquoise, & coral with “Indigo children” rising.   We’d like to think so   but it either ain’t so   or if we are,   progress and evolution are less like a fast tracked rocket-ship exponentially attaining... Read more

October 21, 2018

We humans frequently feel a sense of being less than – less than whole, less than healed, less than okay, less than worthy, less than spiritual, less than “connected,” less than Divine. This felt sense of less than, this sense of a gap between an ideal state and present reality, is what humans need to have tended to. We need to have it addressed. We yearn to know that we aren’t defined by our worst days, our worst actions, or... Read more

September 29, 2018

Caution: This prayer is strong medicine. It’s been coming through for the last few days. I offer it with trepidation and care for all. You may want to sit down first though. BROTHER Brother, I need you. Brother, I call to you. Through the eons of pain, guilt, war, shame, and the ravaging of my body, of the Mother’s body. I cry for your arms to protect me. For the vibration of your resounding voice in my ear. For your... Read more

September 26, 2018

I’m a person who notices bumper-stickers when I’m out and about and I enjoy making mention of the more interesting ones in my sermons. It seems that there are some of you who enjoy this kind of thing as well – in fact a few of you have approach me to ask me about the things that are stuck on the back of my car; i.e., two of those silvery “fish” emblems. You’ve probably noticed that there are an increasing... Read more

August 27, 2018

Buckle up fellow Bible Geeks. A small word that packs a whallop.  A Call to Prayer, Action, and a New Understanding of Faith. “Managing the Waves” Transcript of a Message shared on 6/24/18 at Father Dyer UMC Breckenridge, CO & a modified version at Nederland Community Presbyterian Church on 8/26/18. On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.”And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the... Read more

June 14, 2018

I serve as a campus minister at the University of Colorado in Boulder. This city is over a mile above sea level and many young adults end up getting their stomachs pumped due to alcohol poisoning – especially in the fall when students who are living away from home for the first time and without their parents control drink – a lot. I make it a point to tell as many of these young people as possible about the nuances... Read more

May 24, 2018

What has come to pass as “conventional/popular Christianity” — isn’t what Christianity is actually about. It’s time for progressive Christianity. Friends, Jesus isn’t God. Jesus didn’t die for our sins. Jesus wasn’t killed instead of us. God isn’t wrathful or vindictive. There isn’t a hell (other than ones that we create here on this earth). Going to heaven after we die isn’t what the faith or salvation is about. God didn’t write the Bible. There isn’t going to be a... Read more

April 19, 2018

Planet Earth is at risk. It is actively under attack and there is much blame to go around. It’d be easy to point numerous fingers at the abhorrent policies coming from a certain administration – really easy – but the truth is we’re all complicit. Another truth is that “It is better promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate.” With this in mind, I offer a poem to help inspire more of us, and perhaps especially men,... Read more

March 27, 2018

Special Edition featuring a Guest writer: —– “The post I wrote on Facebook about my transgender foster daughter was shared so many times yesterday it ultimately got picked up by Kissing Fish, a favorite page on FB run by an open and affirming United Methodist pastor & author, Roger Wolsey. My post on the Kissing Fish fan page (for Roger’s book) was liked 1.9 thousand times and shared 418 times (as of March 27). …I truly am an introvert who... Read more

February 23, 2018

Ever since the tragic mass shooting at the high school in Florida last week, I’ve been engaged in daily advocacy for the U.S. to finally and firmly establish sensible gun laws to help reduce the number of mass shootings that take place every year. Hardly a day goes by without someone (most always a male) who has made an idolatrous fetish out of the 2nd Amendment engaging in one of the following attempts at cherry-picked proof-texting to back up their... Read more

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