Pins and Needles

December 16, 2018
I wonder whether you feel exhausted by the news cycle—by the sheer pace of things that are happening around us. Just this past week, the Prime Minister of the UK…

New Old News

December 2, 2018
I learned a new phrase this past week from a new friend, and it falls into that category of words and phrases that I wish I’d known a long time before…

Falling Down and Rising Up

November 18, 2018
As we get closer to the end of the church year, it feels a bit as though we get closer to the end of time. At least it sounds a…

Orders and Disorders

October 21, 2018
There are two ideas in contention in the readings this morning, and they are both ideas about authority. Specifically, they are ideas about spiritual authority, and about how authority should…

Giving Up Our Riches

October 14, 2018
We hear again this morning the old, tragic story of that rich man—the one who can’t quite accept what Jesus asks of disciples. It is a story that appears in…