Where Are the Churches When it Comes to Foster Kids? Here

This article was published in the Times-Standard on Saturday July 7, 2018. An article by Michael Reagan (“What about the crying foster kids?”, Times-Standard, June 30, Page A4) criticized Democrats for complaining about the “zero tolerance” policy at the U.S. border, explaining that it was the “only issue they have left.” He then highlighted the urgent […]

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Waking Up Christ from the Inside Out

  A few years ago, Disney and Pixar released a fantastic animated film called Inside Out, which creatively portrays the emotional life of an eleven-year old girl named Riley in which joy, sadness, anger, fear and disgust are all personified as colorful and charming cartoon characters. As the girl Riley struggles to deal with the stress […]

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Giant Sequoia Patience

Over the last few weeks, several of us have been trying to maintain a practice of daily prayer. On Tuesday nights, after Compline in the chapel, we have been sitting together in prayerful silence for about 20 minutes. Some of us gather in the chapel on Thursdays at noon for meditation and Centering Prayer. On […]

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Trinity Sunday Sermon

  One day, Jesus asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” And his disciples answered, “Some say that you are John the Baptist returned from the dead. Others say Elijah or one of the ancient prophets.” And then Jesus asked, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered, “Thou art […]

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Ascension and Gratitude

Readings for the Feast of the Ascension Acts 1:1-11 Psalm 47 Ephesians 1:15-23 Luke 24:44-53 This sermon was preached at Christ Episcopal Church in Eureka CA on May 13, 2018. Today we are celebrating the Feast of the Ascension, a feast that commemorates a truth we claim and proclaim every Sunday when we say, “I believe…in Jesus […]

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