Living as dust: an Ash Wednesday reflection

“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” I say these words dozens of times on Ash Wednesday, dipping my thumb into the bowl of ashes and smudging crosses on the foreheads of churchgoers, students, commuters who won’t be able to get to a service. Remember you are dust. Remember you are … Continue reading Living as dust: an Ash Wednesday reflection

When #MeToo Happens in Your Church: a guide for clergy and lay leaders

#MeToo has taken over social media the past few days. I and an incredible number of women and men I am connected to have posted the tag to share that we have been sexually harassed or assaulted. Of course, our churches are not exempt from the ways in which society enables and perpetuates this abuse. … Continue reading When #MeToo Happens in Your Church: a guide for clergy and lay leaders

On frogs and transformative encounters

Sermon given August 20, 2017 at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. You can find the lectionary readings for the day here. Several years ago, I went through a period of intense transformation in my life, in many areas. This sermon delves into the awkwardness that often accompanies God's work of transformation in us. (The recording starts … Continue reading On frogs and transformative encounters