August 8, 2019

“Perfect love casts out fear.” Good. Let’s start here. Let’s begin in the hope that there is something stronger than hate, in faith that there is a power capable of overcoming this violence. We need hope, because right now the world is a frightening place. We are all vulnerable, aren’t we? We could be in Walmart or at our house of worship or in a night club. We could be in a movie theater or at school or a concert…. Read more

August 5, 2019

Christians claim to follow Jesus, who warned that anyone who lives by the sword will die by the sword. So how could Christians live by the sword? We can’t. The time has come when we have to put down our weapons of violence. Read more

August 1, 2019

Jesus parables lead us to trust that even though we might go through periods of famine, we can continue to share because God is with us and will continue to provide.   Read more

July 29, 2019

We can no longer offer empty phrases like, “thoughts and prayers.” Jesus’ prayer leads us to action, says Rev. Adam Ericksen in his latest sermon. Read more

July 27, 2019

What do you think when you hear “Sodom and Gomorrah?” Progressive Christians rightly have long decried the misuse of this story as a clobber text against homosexuality. And yet, the word “sodomy” in our modern language does not refer to the actual sins of Sodom: arrogance, neglect for the poor, and hostility to migrants. Our culture has a long way to go when it comes to understanding the full meaning of this story. With a humanitarian crisis looming on our… Read more

July 25, 2019

I think the reason so many of us feel that things are going very wrong in the world is that we are turning away too soon. Or we are so desperate for a solution to issues like racism that we get stuck blaming others for what’s wrong which only makes the situation feel worse. But what if the question in the face of big problems is not, “What can I do?” but “What is God already doing?” – Suzanne Ross Read more

July 22, 2019

On a recent family vacation, Adam Ericksen only wanted one thing – to enjoy time with his dad. Could anything get in the way? Read more

July 19, 2019

Abraham and Sarah show hospitality to strangers, but then they laugh in the face of God. How did God respond to their divine mockery? Martha and Mary show hospitality to Jesus, but then fall into a bit of sibling rivalry. Jesus refuses to join the rivalry and points to the way out. Join Lindsey and Adam in the latest episode of Jesus Unmasked! Read more

July 2, 2019

I will not celebrate Independence Day. The truth is, the United States has never been an independent nation. Built on stolen land by stolen labor, sacrificing Natives and Africans and their descendants to the mythology of “manifest destiny,” greed, oppression, and white supremacy, this has never been a nation of liberty and justice for all. In fact, this nation has been built upon the deliberate stealing of liberty (and life) from others. According to activist and writer Kevin Alexander Gray, speaking to Black… Read more

July 2, 2019

“See, I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of wolves.” Yes, United States of America, we are the wolves. This week’s lectionary tells us that Jesus sent his disciples from town to town to precede him. He knew the journey would be dangerous, yet he sent out his disciples “like lambs into the midst of wolves” because the mission was urgent. They were to go into the city, heal the sick, and proclaim that the kingdom of… Read more

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