I love the story of the Prophet Elijah – well, I guess ‘love’ can be a bit misleading. It definitely isn’t a happy-go-lucky kind of story but more of a document-drama that’s hard to watch but nevertheless has much to offer us all these many years later. I really appreciate what we can learn fromContinue reading “Be Still”
One of the (if not THE) most practical courses I had to take in seminary was one titled “Evangelism”. Of course, my evangelical-church-influenced childhood caused me to enter the class on the first day with arms folded and mind closed because the only idea of evangelizing I knew was to convince people, whether or notContinue reading “Comfort, Joy, Peace”
A sermon preaced at Grace Episcopal Church, San Antonio. The readings for the eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost are here. So, do you remember where we left off last week? Jesus has been teaching about true greatness, and he held a small child to help illustrate his point that we are all God’s children and says,Continue reading “At Peace”
Peace, my friends. For as long as I can remember and long before I discovered I fit in with the Nines on the Enneagram, and even before I had the self-understanding and words to articulate it, I have sought peace. Not just the simple absence of conflict (which I mistakenly have, for much of myContinue reading “A Good Journey”
Our Lenten journey is to shape us into kingdom people who continuously seek to make more room for the awareness of God’s presence. The purpose is the journey. The purpose is being.
The theme for the fourth week of Advent is Love. John Lennon sang, “all you need is love.” Bing Crosby sang, “Love makes the world go ‘round.” (Don’t be judging my music choices.) Jesus tells us, “Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. This is the most important, theContinue reading “Love Sings”