Worry

I wish I had a worry-o-dometer to step on each morning, like a scale, because as the election gets closer, I don’t know if I’m gaining weight, but I am gaining worry. So I’ve written a few notes about what I’m feeling, mostly notes to self. I’m curious, in our Read more…

Run with the horses

We all deal with teenage angst in different ways. I managed by recording mixtapes from the radio and reading Jeremiah 12 obsessively. The mixtapes—which were, quite literally, tapes, have not survived the test of time, but the Bible has. Jeremiah writes: “You will be in the right, O God, when Read more…

Nicodemus

I want to acknowledge, first, that we have had some emotionally heavy Sundays over the last few weeks, as we imagine our hopes for the future, especially our hopes related to racial justice and undoing white supremacy. We’ve packed in the possibilities, since the beginning of our series with John Read more…

A Preferred Future

July 5, 2020 2 Corinthians 8:8-15 Isaiah 43:16-21 Our next scripture for this morning is 2 Corinthians 8:8-15. And I want to preface it a little bit, because in the progressive American church, we tend to treat Paul like the original Bernie Bro—someone who stans for a peace-and-justice ideology, but Read more…

Ubuntu Star Quilt

Hillary Watson Ruth 1:1-20 Colossians 4:10-16 Jeremiah 33:10-11 Matthew 25:34-40 In my seventh grade Spanish textbook, there was a section in the back of the book with proverbs and sayings from Spanish-speaking countries. It may not come as a surprise that I was the type of 12-year-old who skipped ahead Read more…