Wonderfully Made

Pride Sunday Psalm 139:1-18 Matthew 5:1-12, 14-16 One of the stories that we as humans like to tell goes like this: In the beginning, there was a minutely small and infinitely dense speck of dust floating in the vast nothingness. At some point, this speck of dust...

There Is a Balm

Second Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 42 Luke 8:26-39 It seems near impossible that one can read or listen to our gospel lesson this morning without recognizing the pitiable state of the poor, complicated man who encounters Jesus.  Most often when I read Scripture, I...

Hope for the Future

Trinity Sunday Romans 5:1-5 John 16:12-15 For many of us, the United Methodist Church’s decision at this years’ General Conference against full inclusion of our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters was a devastating blow.  During those early days and weeks, it looked...

Spirit-Talk

Pentecost Acts 2:1-21 John 14:8-17, 25-27 For the second time in a few short weeks, Jesus is gone. The first time, if you remember, takes us back to Holy Week and Easter. The disciples watched as Jesus was arrested, tortured, executed, and buried. Out of fear, they...

Slave or Free

Ascension of the Lord Acts 16:16-34 Luke 24:44-53 Needless to say, I was deeply disturbed Friday morning when I received word that overnight someone or several people had crossed the threshold of our space and ripped down the beautiful Pride flag hanging over our...

Chance Encounters

Sixth Sunday of Easter Acts 16:9-15 John 14:23-29 I am happy to tell you this morning that, between mid-June and mid-November, I have been asked to officiate 6 weddings! It’s rare that this happens so frequently within such a short amount of time, and I see it as a...