Bishop Curry, the Royal Wedding, and the Jesus Movement

News broke late last week that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have invited The Most Rev. Michael Curry, 27th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, to preach at their wedding. The ceremony will be broadcast across the globe early Saturday morning. Episcopalians are notably excited, looking forward to hearing the preacher who calls himself leader … Continue reading Bishop Curry, the Royal Wedding, and the Jesus Movement

Shiphrah, Puah, Pharoah and the Power of a Name (a sermon for the 11th Sunday after Pentecost)

“Oh, what’s in a name?” Probably, this is the closest I’ll get to playing Shakespeare’s Juliet. Standing here, in a dress, above you on this pulpit. “Oh, what’s in a name?” Poor Juliet, alone on her balcony with all her teenage angst, overrun by hormones, pining for Romeo. “What’s in a name?” she asks. A … Continue reading Shiphrah, Puah, Pharoah and the Power of a Name (a sermon for the 11th Sunday after Pentecost)

Holy Week: In a World Shaped by Violence, We Need Protest

“Did you hear about the riot this weekend?” Our friends Rachel and Matt were in town, visiting from Chicago where Matt works for a labor Union. He was talking about Hockey fans at the University of Minnesota who threw bottles and jumped on top of a moving car. As the police arrived, some of these … Continue reading Holy Week: In a World Shaped by Violence, We Need Protest