Friday, October 22, 2021

Books for Reckoning with White Supremacy in the American Church

The Cross and the Lynching Tree, James H. Cone (2011) The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism, Jemar Tisby...

Sunflowers

March 13, 2021 One year agoI pressed sunflower seedsGently into soilWatered and waitedThey were small sproutsAs the world shut downAnd life upendedThey had just made...

Capistrano

February 18, 2021 The ice settles inTiny pellets on the stove ventDancing off the deck boardsShrouding the purple winter kaleThere is no space for mourningYou,...

Movies to End Mass Incarceration

Film is a powerful medium for bringing issues to light and inspiring change. As part of "Locked in Solidarity," the Christian Community Development Association's...

Day One

January 21, 2021 Is anything different?I walk in the warm afternoon lightA lone trumpet singsOn steps where the graffiti has changedI don't like the differenceI...

Back to the Bridge

Texts: Amos 5, Jonah 3.1-5, 10 and Mark 1.14-20 The first in a two part series inspired by Ava DuVernay’s film, Selma. Originally preached January 18,...

Nostalgia and the New Thing

Starship may have built this city on Rock and Roll, but the Via Ex Machina website was built squarely on the alternative music of...

Journey of the Magi

One of our favorite additions to the church's service for Epiphany is a staged reading of T.S. Eliot's classic poem for Christmas, "Journey of...

Dry Bones at New Year’s

January 1, 2021 If I could saysomethingTo myselfWaking up a year agoThe first morningOn my ownI would say:Don’t be afraidYou are strongerThan you thinkMore capableThan...

Knives Out

Today in much of the world pandemic-constrained New Year’s celebrations are winding down and folks are preparing to return to work on Monday, hoping...

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