Marriage Equality, The Supreme Court, and The General Convention

The Supreme Court justices have set a bar. Will The Episcopal Church reach for full marriage equality? Or will we settle for some middle ground?

David, Goliath, and Emanuel Church

Usually I start out my sermon trying to make you laugh. I’m not going to do that today. Usually, I think it’s good to laugh during a sermon. There’s a lot of grace in laughter, and, God knows, we could all use a little more grace these days. But I can’t start with laughter today,Continue reading “David, Goliath, and Emanuel Church”

The prophet Samuel and “Christian Leadership” a sermon for the First Sunday after Pentecost

I confess, I’ve got a bit of a conundrum in my theology. I often wonder: Can you call someone a “Christian leader?” Is “Christian leader” a contradiction in terms? This moment in First Samuel eggs on that anxiety. This story might be called one of the great tragedies of history. Shakespeare wasn’t around to writeContinue reading “The prophet Samuel and “Christian Leadership” a sermon for the First Sunday after Pentecost”