The Time Is Now

The text of my sermon preached at Puyallup First Christian Church on Sunday, July 10, 2016. You may listen to the Scripture readings and the sermon on iTunes or on the church website. We know the man has an agenda, we just don’t know what it is.  He is a lawyer, an expert in religious law and…

Provocateurs of Love

Sometimes, to borrow the words of William Wordsworth, the world is too much with us, isn’t it? In an instant tragedy strikes. The evil that humankind is capable of shakes us to our core. Our sense of security is undermined; our hopes shattered. And as we put pieces back together, our narratives of the ways things are must be rewritten.

worship pieces for advent 3b

After a prolonged break from a welcomed sabbatical and unexpected family troubles, I finally reopened my preaching art journal for some watercolor reflection. This week the U.S. Senate released a gut-wrenching report on the CIA’s interrogation and detention programs begun after the terror attacks on September 11, 2001. The report reveals the systematic inhumane treatment exacted…