Breath for Dry Bones

God starts the work of restoration not among the powerful and prominent, but among the nameless bones.

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The Danger of Denominations: A Sermon For Reformation Sunday

  St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Arlington MA Reformation Sunday- October 30, 2016 John 8:31-36  She spoke with the humility of someone who actually spent a lot of time in prayer. Her words were precise, nothing wasted. I had developed a sweet friendship with a Greek Orthodox woman who loved her Church, loved her people, loved…Read more The Danger of Denominations: A Sermon For Reformation Sunday

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

Childish: A sermon on Mark 9

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Amherst Sunday September 20, 2015 “Childish” A sermon on Mark 9:30-37 Please pray with me: This is the conversation we have after the kids have left the room. The hard stuff, the awkward stuff, the unresolved stuff where there are no good options left on the table. This is what we say when…Read more Childish: A sermon on Mark 9

Are we there yet? A sermon for the Ascension

Are we there yet? A sermon for the Ascension Sunday June 1, 2014- Lutheran Church of Framingham   Acts 1: 6-14 6 So when they had come together, they asked him, "Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?"  Are we there yet? Soon. Are we there now? It’s going to take…Read more Are we there yet? A sermon for the Ascension

Actually listening to “Religious Nones”

I really, truly heard it for the first time: "I'm not missing something," she said. "I don't want you to see me as lacking. I'm perfectly fine without religion." For some reason, I finally heard this loud and clear at a panel discussion last Friday night at the New England Synod of the ELCA (video…Read more Actually listening to “Religious Nones”

Panelist & Leader: Rev. Keith Anderson

In advance of the Massachusetts Council of Churches Annual Meeting on Saturday April 28 at the Wellesley Hills Congregational Church we're highlighting our fabulous panelists and workshop leaders. You can register "Christian Unity in the Digital Age" here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2934937477 First up, Rev. Keith Anderson! Keith will be on the panel with UUA pastor Rev. Dr. Victoria…Read more Panelist & Leader: Rev. Keith Anderson