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…

pentecost reflection

Here’s a short piece I wrote for Pentecost. It introduced an interactive worship service with worshipers moving through reflection activity stations. You can hear the Scripture & reflection here.  Pentecost is for the brave who stand tall in the eye of the storm never flinching as the Spirit shakes the foundations and thunderous winds announce…

Advent wreath candle lighting 4C

Lighting of the Advent Candle As we near the winter solstice, the final days of Advent align with the longest nights of the year. Darkness lingers late into morning hours and extends its gloomy reach into ever shorter afternoons. We find ways to push back the darkness–our neighborhoods become highways of light, as neighbors bedazzle…

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.