Intersecting Roads

One of my favorite stories, hands down, is J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, not least because of the sense it gives me, as a reader, of being brought […]

Breath, Mothers, and a Psalm

Breath, Mothers, and a Psalm Some of the images from the last ten days won’t go away: the faces of the attorneys at the trial; the video played again and […]

Witness and Joy

I have discovered that tears come more easily of late. I’m not depressed or sad, though as I have confessed to you recently, and as I’m sure many of you […]

Marking Ourselves With Joy

It is a joy to be with you this morning. It is a joy to be with you, who were my church family during our years in St. Paul. It […]

Hope in the Valley

Hope is a peculiar thing. It is often paradoxical in its ability to manifest amidst the struggles and real pain of life, often in the most hopeless of times and […]


Mark 11:1-11 and Mark 15:1-47 Years ago, I remember sitting in the pew with my mother on Good Friday and closing my eyes and trying very hard to feel sad […]

A Call to Imagine

Are you tired this morning, Church? I’m tired. The temperatures spiked this past week from the freezer we’d been living in. Snow drifts started turning into puddles. The alley out […]


Mark 1:9-15 On this first Sunday of Lent, you’ve noticed that the layout of the service is different than usual. Not only are we doing Morning Prayer as the main […]