“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
Sermon given at St. Andrew's on January 28, 2018. The lessons for the day can be found here and include Jesus casting out an unclean spirit. The song I reference is Nichole Nordeman's "Hold On." You can listen to it here.
Sermon given at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church on January 14, 2018. The readings for the day included God calling Samuel and can be found here.
This sermon was preached at St. Andrew's on Advent 4 (December 24, 2017). The texts included the Annunciation and the Magnificat, and can be found here.
Sermon given October 29, 2017, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. You can read the day's lessons here.
#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
This sermon was given October 1, 2017, at St. Andrew's. You can find the lectionary readings for the day here. Be sure to pay attention to the collect (prayer) of the day.
This sermon was given September 10, 2017, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. You can find the lectionary readings for the day here. This sermon explores the question of how both this Exodus passage and this Romans passage can be "the Word of the Lord."
Last night I couldn’t seem to get to sleep. I had so many to-dos bouncing around in my brain, things that “need” to happen today or tomorrow, and new ones kept popping in. I finally got up, got out my planner, and wrote down everything I could think of that was on that troublesome list, … Continue reading The spiritual practice of not rushing
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