Sing Hallelujah to the Lord
A sermon based on Luke 1.57-80 for the Feast of St.
The Heresy of Procreative Evangelism
It is shocking and heretical to hear an evangelical describe the biological family, indeed the act of procreation, as the primary form of evangelism.
From Jerusalem to Vancouver: The Pharisees Strike Back
That Bishop Royal’s argument resonates so well with the conservative and pharisaic voices at the Jerusalem Council should give us pause.
A Bud Osborn Pilgrimage
In memory of Bud Osborn's death, I say, resurrection!
Death’s Sting and Defiant Alleluias
Without the pain of death’s sting, the celebration of resurrection is little more than cultural sentimentality.
The Women Were There
The women were there. They followed love to the cross, and anointed death with their love.
Holy Week, Holy Huddle: A Pastoral Letter
We are called, every year, to huddle with the Forsaken One, in the week of his abandonment.
When you feel that you’re in the smooth-walled corner of abandonment … abide.
Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery
How might we come together to dismantle the ongoing effects of the Doctrine of Discovery in the church and in the world?
Bound to Betray … again
I've never known how to handle betrayal. Especially in the community of faith. Washing the blood stained feet of the betrayer, hasn't been in my tool kit.
Love is excessive, extravagant, over-the-top, immoderate, and it always, always, always hurts
God Still Breathes
A reflection on 2 Corinthians 5:20-6:2 for Ash Wednesday. Before we get to the hard stuff, Before we rightly acknowledge before God and one another our brokenness, sin, and unrighteousness, Lest we allow ourselves to wallow in the pit of shame and guilt.
Household Prayers of Liberation
From Paul's "household code" to household prayers of liberation
Persis Hears Colossians
While we are all fighting against misogyny, child abuse and economic exploitation, how do we hear a text in which wives, children and slaves are all called to obedience?
Don’t forget who you are
Remembering who we are, remembering our story, shaping our character.
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