God starts the work of restoration not among the powerful and prominent, but among the nameless bones.
"I do not understand the whirlwind or the chariots or the parting of the Jordan, but I know it’s true. Not everything that is real can be explained. And awe is a faithful response to the presence of God. "
Ecumenical Ash Wednesday: March 1, 2017 St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Pittsfield. Joel 2: 1-2, 12-17 If you’re not trembling, you’re not paying attention. Or so says the prophet Joel. “Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming, it is near. A day of darkness and gloom, a day…Read more The Urgency of Ashes: an Ash Wednesday Sermon
Statement to CAIR Boston Rally against Muslim Ban Sunday Jan 29, 2017 Copley Plaza, Boston by Rev. Laura Everett- Massachusetts Council of Churches Strikethrough text got cut to stay on time. Some of our political leaders would like to be preachers (I'm looking at you, Senator Markey...). We also needed to keep sentences short and get loud…Read more There is nothing Christian about a ban on Muslims or Refugees.
A sermon for the ordination of Marisa Egerstrom St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, South End, Boston: Thursday January 19, 2017 1 Sam 8:10-18 Psalm 146 1 Peter 5:1-4 Matt 16:13-19 I have a certain sympathy for the people who want a king. I have stood before the endless aisles of canned goods overwhelmed by choice, overtired and…Read more Be Cautious with Crowns: A sermon on 1 Samuel
(Disclaimer: This is the sermon where I accidentally broke the pulpit. I had moved a small wooden lectern to the floor to be closer to the people rather than preach this week from their tall pulpit. Thank you, kind friends at First Baptist Church, Gloucester, for laughing with me at the absurdity. I'm grateful for…Read more You can’t get there from here: A Sermon on Isaiah 35
Saturday December 10, 2016: Islamic Society of Boston, Wayland MA To the Islamic Council of New England: I bring you greetings from the Massachusetts Council of Churches, a network of Christian individuals, congregations and denominations convinced that what binds us together in Christ is stronger than anything that divides us. For many, many years our…Read more Muslim Registry: A Christian Response