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Choosing God

September 8, 2019

Moses said to all Israel the words which the Lord commanded him: See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, death and adversity…today I have set before you…


The Tent Life

September 1, 2019

Former Bishop of Eastern Oregon William Spofford was known for many things, including riding a Harley all over his geographically vast diocese. My favorite Bishop Spofford story is that he…


“Repairing the Breach, One ______ at a Time”

August 25, 2019

“You shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to live in” (Isaiah 58:12). When Isaiah first proclaimed this promise, and issued this challenge, the prophet…


Mary the Prophet

August 18, 2019

The Virgin Mary is exalted high above the choirs of angels; let all the faithful rejoice. There is a story about a self-styled prophet who stood on a mountain top…


Go and do likewise

July 14, 2019

  On Friday night St. Paul’s hosted a large gathering of Lights for Liberty – an event defined by solidarity and community during which people prayed, protested, cried, raged, sang,…


It Matters How We Tell Our Story

June 30, 2019

There’s a bit of folk wisdom I learned from a Mexican-American colleague. If you hear a message three times, pay attention. It’s meant for you. Well, three times in the…


The Divine Life

June 16, 2019

“Jesus said to the disciples: “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.” It is odd timing to hear today’s gospel at the…


Welcome to the Revolution

June 9, 2019

A little over a year ago, as I’m pretty sure all of you remember, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry was asked to preach at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and…


“Living Into Life In Between”

June 2, 2019

“Do not leave us comfortless,” bids the collect for this Seventh Sunday of Easter (Book of Common Prayer, 226). Do not leave us comfortless. I wonder if these words also…


The home of God: a revelation of sorts

May 19, 2019

I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth have passed away with the triumph of the lamb, the resurrection of the…