Advent with Black Elk: Songs from Dreams and Callings from the Sky

Chapter 2: Early Boyhood In this chapter, Black Elk identifies as a Lakota of the Ogalala band. “Lakota” means “Allies” and it is the self-designation for the Western Sioux, which are comprised of seven tribes: Ogalala (“They Scatter Their Own”), Brule (Burned Thighs), Minneconjnu (Planters by the Water), Hunkpapa (End Village), Two Kettles, No Bows, […]

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Advent with Black Elk

In past years, I have blogged during the Advent season. Back in 2009, I blogged through my reading of The Imitation of Christ by Thomas A Kempis. Last year, I spent Advent reading and reflecting on William Temple. This year, I feel invited to spend Advent with the wisdom of a holy medicine man of […]

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Read, Mark, Learn, and Inwardly Digest

Readings for the Twenty Sixth Sunday after Pentecost: Isaiah 65:17-25 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 Luke 21:5-19 This sermon was preached at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in San Rafael CA on November 13, 2016. Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly […]

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S.A.I.N.T.

Listen to sermon here: SAINT Subversive Agents… Readings for All Saints Day (Year C): Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 Luke 6:20-31 This sermon was preached at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in San Rafael CA on November 6, 2016. Today we celebrate the feasts of All Saints and All Souls, feasts that invite us to remember the venerable saints […]

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