Preparing for Lent

Preparing for Lent

Let me guess.  You read the title of this week’s blog post and thought to yourself, “Preparing for Lent?! I have almost 2 months of worship to prepare for before I even think about Lent.” While that is true, the Lenten season will be here before we know it. And I...
Weakened Democracy Makes for Weakened Churches

Weakened Democracy Makes for Weakened Churches

We are one year out from the insurrection at the US Capitol building in which riotous crowds did great damage to the building, threatened US Congresspeople—both Democratic and Republican—beat Capitol police, and tried to stop the counting of electoral votes. Moderates...
Looking Back in Order to Move Forward

Looking Back in Order to Move Forward

It’s that time of year again.  It’s time to look back and reflect on the year past in order to move forward into the new  year. In these last few days of the year, I want to encourage you to finish strong. I recommend that you hit the pause button to...
The Platinum Rule for Christmas

The Platinum Rule for Christmas

Ah, Christmas. The most wonderful time of year… Until it’s not. The rush to get gifts and mail them, to make travel plans, to cook, and clean, and decorate – it can be a very stressful time. And that’s not even mentioning the stress that being with people can...
Christian Traditions and a Young Jewish Boy

Christian Traditions and a Young Jewish Boy

As our awareness of different cultures and traditions grows, it’s good to remember that woven right within our Christian traditions are older, more diverse practices. Jesus, for example, is Jewish. Some of the traditions and practices that Jesus experienced as a...
How My Faith Has Changed

How My Faith Has Changed

When I recently met with my bishop to relay an important shift in my theology, I wasn’t sure how she might react… I needed to tell her how my faith has changed.

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