Tag Archives: Transformation

all we can do

All you can do is walk into Jerusalem, with the Hosannas ringing in your ears, and the palms coming at you in every direction, when you’re already remembering the bitter of what comes next even then, all you have is … Continue reading

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The Morning After

Reading: After 37 Years My Mother Apologizes for My Childhood by Sharon Olds  Sermon – The Morning After – Gretchen Last Sunday, I told you about the ledge at my friends’ lake cabin. How I was too afraid to ever follow … Continue reading

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The Plunge

When I was a kid, some of my friends had a cabin on a lake, where just off to the side there was a place you could go, and jump off the ledge into the water below.  I’d watched my friends … Continue reading

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Queering Gender

I was only seven, and already I got that it made no sense.  More than anything that year, I wanted to carry the cross up the center aisle, or at least a candle – I wanted to go in front … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Homily 2016

Text: Luke 2:1-19 Homily: The Radical Story of Christmas – Mary, Jazz and Turning the World Upside Down  It starts with being counted.   Whether or not they wanted to make the journey, it didn’t matter. They had to go. … Continue reading

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We were made for these times

There’s plenty going on in the world, in our country, in our state, and in most cases, in our individual lives – that would justify feelings of overwhelm, of denial, of heightened anxiety and reactivity.  And yet lately, I’ve been feeling … Continue reading

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The Fierce Urgency of Now

Many of you reading this will have recently heard the news that the remaining viable candidate for the Republican nominee for President is the same one who said a few months ago that he was “calling for a total and complete … Continue reading

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