Liturgy for Lent: Introduction pt. 1

A new project, a conversation about liturgy with my good friend Jason Evans. Jason: Mike and I have been friends for a long time. Today, we both work in The Episcopal Church. Mike is a lifelong Episcopalian and is ordained as a priest. I grew up in various evangelical churches and am now a part ofContinue reading “Liturgy for Lent: Introduction pt. 1”

Laying Fallow

Letting the ground lay fallow, unplanted, unyielding, is an ancient practice. Over the millennia we have of agricultural records, farmers have practiced some form of letting land rest, between rotating crops letting the soil just lay there for a time, fallow. In arid zones, this break allows more water to be stored in the earthContinue reading “Laying Fallow”

Esperanza: Advent and the #fast4families

In Spanish the words “wait” and “hope” are one: esperanza.  Today is the second day of Advent, a season of waiting, a season of hope.  Christians do not wait without hope.  I was blessed last night to visit a group of people who have given a new meaning to Advent for me this year.  AContinue reading “Esperanza: Advent and the #fast4families”

The Lord’s Prayer: A Sermon for the 10th Sunday after Pentecost

If you were asked to “give a summary of the Christian faith on the back of an envelope, the best thing to do would be to write the Lord’s Prayer:” advice from Rowan Williams, former archbishop of Canterbury.  More than any creed, more than any book of theology, this simple short prayer expresses the fullnessContinue reading “The Lord’s Prayer: A Sermon for the 10th Sunday after Pentecost”