St. Michael, All Angels and Imagination

Readings for the Feast Day of St. Michael and All Angels Genesis 28:10-17 Psalm 103:19-22 John 1:43-51 “The true sign of intelligence,” according to Albert Einstein, “is not knowledge but imagination.” The presence of angels in the Scriptures invites us to develop this intelligence by exercising our imagination, pushing us to see beyond the boundaries […]

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Grace That Saves a Kvetch Like Me

By now, you know how much I like to glean wisdom from our Jewish brothers and sisters, especially when it comes to reading the Hebrew Scriptures. This is partly because I have Jewish background on my father’s side. My great grandfather grew up in a shtetl in the Ukraine and I have memories of colorful […]

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Taking Action Like Nachshon

  Three weeks ago we began our series of readings from the book of Exodus or from what our Jewish brothers and sisters call the Book of Names, Shemoth. I invited us to consider how our individual names and how our collective name (Redeemer) call us to embody God’s love in San Rafael and the […]

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Prayer and Service to the Poor

My mantra for ministry for about the last decade has been “prayer and service to the poor.” Prayer and service to the poor. These two pursuits have been the primary mission of my youth ministry in southern California and the mission of the Marin Episcopal Youth Group since it began in 2012. Sometimes when I […]

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