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

That We All May Be One

May 08, 2016   ·  

The Players productions of Twelve Angry Jurors is underway. I haven’t seen it yet and I’ve never seen it performed on stage. But I have vivid memories of reading it … More

Snakes and Other Dangers in The Gospel of Mark

Apr 24, 2016   ·     •   Mark 16: 15-20

On this day we celebrate our patronal feast, to use an old expression. April 25, tomorrow, is the feast day of St. Mark – our saint. And while it is … More

The Last Chapter is About Us

Apr 10, 2016   ·     •   John 21: 1-19

This last story of the risen Jesus appearing to Peter and the disciples is an add on, a second thought by someone writing after the gospel of John was written … More

Thomas and Jesus, at the Resurrection

Apr 03, 2016   ·     •   John 20:19-31

We read this gospel the Sunday after Easter every year. That’s not something we usually do, read the same gospel, year after year. I know this because I must have … More

Witness to Pain

Mar 25, 2016   ·     •   John 18:1-19:42

It’s hard to face pain in the daylight. At least for me. Darkness seems to be the appropriate place for grief, pain, and sadness. As we darkened the church last … More

The Dance of Liturgy

Mar 20, 2016   ·     •   Mark 15:1-39

It’s been nice, since we’ve had the new building, for our office suite to be across the hall from the dance studio. When I walk to my office, I walk … 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