The Cost of Slavery

We believe that the church as the possession of God must stand where the Lord stands, namely against injustice and with the wronged; that in following Christ the church must witness against all the powerful and privileged who selfishly seek their own interests and thus control and harm others. (Belhar Confession)   I never thought […]

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#Black Lives Matter

I spent a morning at the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama.  I am still processing everything that I experienced and felt during that day.  And, echoing in my mind were the words of Jesus from the Eastertide texts, screaming at me–Love One Another. I will continue to […]

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Love One Another

John 15:12 – “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” I am struggling with John 15 this week.  As I ruminate on the text in preparation for preaching on Sunday, I’m struggling.  John seems to always provide me with a challenge, and in this case, the easy way […]

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BE KIND

Be Kind As I was walking through the local Botanical Garden, I ran across a stone shouting out “BE KIND.”  I looked around to see if there were other painted rocks that I had missed, but this was the only one.  Placed near a fork in the trail in a barren piece of ground, the […]

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Loneliness

  When you aren’t serving in a church, Holy Days and most Christian seasons can get weird. When I was working in a chapel my rhythm revolved around the seasons of the year. And, the joy of Easter after Lent and Holy Week was extraordinary. But, this year, even though I attended services on Maundy […]

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Wittenberg

Baptist, Reformed, Methodist, Christian Scientist, Lutheran walking where so many had trod.  Walking where the history of the Christian world was changed.  One voice, 95 Thesis, hundreds of pages, millions of words tearing down barriers re-erected between people and God. We marveled at the confluence of events—printing press, increased education, desire for change, need for […]

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