Sunday, July 26, 2020

Neither death nor grief nor anything else can separate us from God's love

I can’t count the losses. Sure, nobody I know has died; but I’ve seen my beloved father in the flesh only once in six months. Most of my friends I haven’t seen at all. My children’s schooling has been interrupted; their activities are on hold; hanging out with their friends feels fraught. My oldest daughter is finishing high school, and nobody knows what the next year holds. Will there be work? Can she live in college? Will university lectures be face-to-face, or simply online?

Read here, or listen here.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Life on the margins has its own reward

Jesus expects his disciples not only to offer hospitality, but to receive it: for through it they will be transformed.

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Sunday, June 21, 2020

Dear Hagar: Letter from a white woman

The stories of Sarah and Hagar have been appropriated by white colonial peoples to devastating effect. This is one white woman's acknowledgement and response.

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Sunday, June 14, 2020

Welcoming the stranger, encountering the divine

Emerging from shutdown is an opportunity to create space and time in our lives: but for whom?

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Sunday, June 7, 2020

In the face of chaos, a new story

As the Black Lives Matter protests unfold, let us remember an old story, given to a people who were also invaded, removed from their land, forced into slavery and subject to state sanctioned violence. Read here or listen here.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Reaching beyond the gathered church

During shutdown, many of us long to gather like the first disciples “all together in one place”; but the Spirit of Pentecost pushed them, and pushes us, to reach far beyond the bounds of the gathering. Read here, or listen here.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

How can we be fed by the body when the body has disappeared?

For churches grappling with the loss of physical gatherings and an uncertain future, the story of Jesus' ascension provides a model for discernment. Read here, or listen here.
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