Edit: Changed the title to be more clear. We’re always happy to cause trouble, whether it’s a good idea or not. Five years ago now (wow, we’re old), we published and distributed a resource document in support of LGBTQ ordination. We did this because we support equality, and our denomination, the Presbyterian Church (USA) was […]
I was honored to be invited to deliver the sermon for the installation of Rev. John Shuck at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Beaverton, Oregon, this past Sunday. John has been a friend and a colleague since the very early days of theological blogging a decade ago. The sermon is based on Job 37:14-24. Enjoy.
Sycophant You should know you can’t Talk your way around the matter No amount of pious chatter will avail If you fail at the one thing. For you cannot flatter the truth. And the intimacy you’ve claimed with the Word Turns out to be exaggeration Nothing more than masturbation with words That you didn’t even […]
Church cannot be accomplished in an hour on Sunday morning. Or two hours. Or three. Or four. Becoming the beloved community requires time. Lots and lots of time. There is no worship style which can overcome the time deficit. There are no programs you can implement which will turn discipleship into a process efficient enough […]
This post contains wildly uninhibited dreaming. I know that many things in here if translated into real life would possibly need to change for practical purposes. I am writing it to get what is in my head out for other people to see in the hopes that other people have similar visions and together we […]