Fearless, Shameless Table Manners

Aug 28, 2016   ·     •   Luke 14: 1, 7-14

A really awkward dinner party is where Luke sets the action for this week’s gospel. Really awkward, like that Thanksgiving when your cousin said something really racist and your uncle … More

Christians as Authors of Fan Fiction

Aug 21, 2016   ·     •   Luke 13: 10-17

“And on the seventh day God finished the work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all the work that he had done.” (Genesis 2:2) … More

Won’t You Be a Neighbor?

Jul 10, 2016   ·     •   Luke 10: 25-37

Yesterday was my grandmother’s 96th birthday. Her name is Blanche Juanita. Like me she has a useless first name and goes by her middle name. And that is usually shortened … More

But the Church Has Nowhere to Lay Its Head

Jun 26, 2016   ·     •   Luke 9:51-62

One of the perks of being an English teacher in China was that my students who were from all over the Guangdong province would invite me to their homes. At … More

The Courage to Tell Our Story

Jun 12, 2016   ·     •   Luke 7:36-8:3

When my big sister was a little girl – this was a long, long time ago – my mother would read her story books. And because my mother wanted my … More

A Spectacle of Compassion

Jun 05, 2016   ·     •   Luke 7: 11-17

So, as you might be aware, Andrew and I just got back from a trip to Europe. And like a lot of people do as tourists in Europe, we visited … More

God, the Advocate Gardener

Feb 28, 2016   ·     •   Luke 13:1-9

I’ve really been enjoying our experiment with Taize worship this Lent. My first experience with Taize was in Atlanta, years ago, the Cathedral, my church, held a monthly Taize service. … More

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