My Writings. My Thoughts.
Jesus’ baptism was a spectacular event. The heavens open and the Spirit of God in the form of a dove lands on Jesus’ shoulder. Then a voice from the sky says: “This is my child, the beloved, with whom I am well pleased.” It is an unquestionable validation of who Jesus was. So he leaves. [...]
On my trip to the Holy Land, the first week was idyllic. We began in Galilee in a hotel perched on a hillside overlooking the sea. Each morning when we awoke and each night before we turned in, we were treated to a feast from the bounty of the land. If I imagine God’s feast [...]
We are packing up. I’m pretending that we aren’t really leaving, or that this will all be a fantastic adventure, or that this week is just a really fun one in which I get to go to lots of parties and see lots of friends (and since I’m pretty introverted, this is some exhausting fun, [...]
This is a special week because we are joined by Rev. Robin Lunn, Executive Director of the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists, an organization committed to the full inclusion of LGBTQ people in the life of the church. We are privileged to be a part of AWAB and privileged to have Robin join us. [...]
I’m back. I have been to the mountain top. Several, in fact. I’m having trouble explaining my experience in the Holy Land, but I do feel different: clear, motivated, impatient. Don’t take this the wrong way, but I feel like Matthew’s Jesus. Not in perfection or divinity, certainly, but in his absolute confidence that the [...]