Let’s Get Better at Being Together

Let’s Get Better at Being Together

I’m cooking gumbo and here’s why: Death can be painful or rather, it often feels that way. However, it doesn’t have to be.  It doesn’t have to carry that weight. There is a way to transcend the pain of death, but achieving this requires a shift in our understanding of...
Give Up Denial for Lent

Give Up Denial for Lent

So, we’re just going to keep on pretending? Our only option cannot be to stick to the worship program, given the state of the world, the economy and American democracy. In addition to giving up denial for Lent, I would like it addressed in a sermon series.  Because...
Going Home

Going Home

What does it mean to go home? For those of us who have lost our parents, it can be a difficult question to answer.  My father died when I was twenty-five years old. I still had my mother and six siblings in or near my hometown.  Going home was different, but it was...
2023 Advent Reflection: Peace

2023 Advent Reflection: Peace

I am not at peace. The world is not at peace. And despite all the festivities, food and family, nothing about the holiday season is peace-filled.   In my experience and in accordance with nearly every personal, professional and academic reference, the church is not at...