“Is it possible to build something bold rather than shrink what we have?”

 "Is it possible to build something bold rather than shrink what we have?" The two institutions I love the most are: Church and Newspaper (Museums and Baseball are 3 & 4, respectively). I believe in their similar and quite different holy work to tell stories of Truth and Life, especially stories that are undervalued and…Read more “Is it possible to build something bold rather than shrink what we have?”

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We Live Tight: A Sermon for Cities

God decides to give this ministry of reconciliation to a people who can’t reconcile over snow parking space savers? We who live in cities have been entrusted with ministry of reconciliation, not in the abstract, but with our particular neighbors.

Invested in fruitfulness

Preached on Sunday February 28, 2016 at First Parish (Unitarian Universalist) Milton, MA 6 Then he told this parable: "A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and found none. 7 So he said to the gardener, "See here! For three years I have come…Read more Invested in fruitfulness

“An intense religious experience, the exact nature of which is uncertain.”

All Saints, Brookline Transfiguration Sunday, February 7, 2015 Luke 9:28-36, (37-43) Let us pray: May we see. Amen. Sometimes, truth lurks in the footnotes. There, beneath the Gospel text, in The Oxford Annotated Bible, New Revised Standard Version with the Apocrypha, Third Edition 2001, there, where the font gets small and squished, some unnamed, unknown…Read more “An intense religious experience, the exact nature of which is uncertain.”

Bodyshaming the Black Body of Christ

Christ Lutheran Church, Natick Sunday January 24, 2016 Body-Shaming the Black Body of Christ: A Sermon on 1 Corinthians 12: 12-31a This is a sermon for you if you’ve stood in front of a department store mirror near tears because, too fat or too skinny, clothes don’t fit your body. This is a sermon for…Read more Bodyshaming the Black Body of Christ

The Idolatry of Independence: A homily on Ephesians 4

Charge of Interdependence Among the World to the Connecticut Conference, United Church of Christ First Congregational Church, Chesire CT Sunday May 31, 2015  Ephesians 4: 11-16  My geographically separated brethren, I greet you in the name of the One who calls us to be one. If a flock of Connecticut church leaders is willing to hear…Read more The Idolatry of Independence: A homily on Ephesians 4

You Do You: A Sermon on Christian Jealousy

Preached Sunday March 8, 2015 at the First Congregational Church of Dudley, MA on behalf of an Ecumenical Lenten Service for the Dudley, Webster & Oxford clergy association. Mark 9: 38-41 Sometimes jealousy creeps up on you. Yesterday, I went into our local coffee shop in Boston- the kind of place full of young families…Read more You Do You: A Sermon on Christian Jealousy