we had our annual night of lament and light at the church last night. it’s chance for those for whom Christmas is difficult to offer their laments, acknowledging them as real and legit, and to look for light, asking for some movement, healing and hope. in-between those rituals of lament and light, i offered this:… Read More lament & light: a blue christmas sermon
My friend Jesse and I put on a show where, through music and opening up the context of the Nativity Story, we reimagined the Christmas Story and invited people to hear it in a brand new way – a way that reveals the powerful, subversive, and liberating message of Christmas. Listen to it here: “Do You… Read More Do You Hear What I Hear? – Reimagining the Christmas Story (the podcast).
god be with you Today is the last day in our series we’ve called ReWired and throughout it we’ve been exploring the parables of Jesus and asking how do they challenge us into a new way of being human and alive in the world. As I was rumbling with which parable we should end the… Read More the parable of the two sons
god be with you So this morning we’re going to stay pulled over from our fall sermon series about the parables of Jesus, – we’ll pick it up next week when we have our friend Rev Erin to walk us through the parable of the bridesmaids, it’ll be great to hear a female perspective on… Read More i hate this sermon: on giving, potluck dinners, & the part of the bible nobody reads.
my church has been going through a year long process of becoming an affirming church – a church that intentionally makes room for everyone, regardless of sexuality or gender expression, mental health, age, race, culture, income, status, or anything else. this is what I said to them on the morning we had our vote to… Read More rivers, story, and the courage to go where love leads us
god be with you. So throughout the fall here at RDLUC we’re exploring the parables of Jesus. We chose to do that because parables do something really important – they draw us into the very truth and wisdom of the faith and spirituality of Christ; a faith and spirituality of being fully human and an… Read More the labourers in the vineyard & the problem with fairness.
God be with you So we are entering into our fall sermon series where we’re exploring the parables of Jesus. We’ve called it ‘ReWired’ because it taps into an important truth about the very nature of the faith and our spirituality Jesus: it’s more about how you live than what you believe. What we’re doing… Read More the unmerciful servant & forgiveness.