Sermon 6/2/19 Acts 16:16-34, John 17:20-26 Our scriptures today speak to two different realities… one speaks to the reality of the kin-dom of God, and the other to the kingdom of man. In the gospel of John we hear Jesus proclaim: “the glory that you have given me, so I have given them, so … Continue reading People over Profit
When Pastor James asked me to preach today I asked, “okay, you’ll be doing the Lord’s Prayer sermon series around then right? Which verses are that Sunday?”… he said “Lead me not into temptation but deliver us from evil.” “Oh ok” I said… “the easy part…” Those two words, temptation and evil, are so … Continue reading Temptation and Evil
With this past week of General Conference and all the other struggles that come with being in a church I keep finding myself asking “Is God near?” Because when I sit by my garden, looking at the flowers, watching new green sprouts so full of potential shooting out of the dark soil, I know God … Continue reading Is God Near?
It is truly embarrassing how long it has been since I last posted anything. In my defense I was finishing up papers in my never ending process of Ordination in the UMC. I wanted to share my sermon from this past Sunday because it was surprisingly life giving to write, and therefore hopefully surprisingly life … Continue reading New Year, New Faith
For two weeks this past July, I spent two weeks as a Leader/Counselor at Lazy W Ranch Camp. This is a camp that has been a part of my life and faith formation since the 3rd grade. Over a decades worth of hikes to the crosses, meal moments, campfire songs, and talent shows have … Continue reading Being a Camp Counselor: Inhumane or in the Name of God? Summer 2018
I wanted to share my sermon from this past Sunday, 6/17/18. I love conversations around what we can and cannot control, as well as where we foolishly expect the kin-dom to pop up in our world… spoiler alert, it is usually not among the powerful and affluent. Anyways, here it is. Please excuse any grammatical … Continue reading The Mysterious Kin-dom
This past Sunday was Pentecost, the day we remember and celebrate the Holy Spirit descending indiscriminately upon a crowd of friends, strangers, neighbors, and passersby. The idea being that all were included and that all were equal participants in the Holy Spirit. With that in mind, we chose to include in this Sunday’s worship a … Continue reading PSA: Pentecost and Feminism