Today is the 3rd anniversary of Dr. Vincent Harding’s passing. I was humbled and honored to be asked to preach at a service in his honor at Iliff School of Theology this week, organized with immense love and care by the National Association of Pan-African Students. My sermon, with the sacred texts that were read,… Continue reading Remembering Dr. Vincent Harding
“So here’s my question. If Jesus is the gate, If having life abundantly is the gate For anyone and everyone inside the sheepfold …and there’s no reason to believe he doesn’t mean Anyone and everyone as in ALL of us, Then is the letter of 1st Peter a good shepherd? Or is it a thief… Continue reading Peter’s Betrayal: Shepherd or Thief?
But it’s invisible to us now. Made invisible to us, Disappeared behind Constantine’s sword And stories reduced to piety tales about how I can get my little individual sins forgiven And we wave our little palms Smile at the children in their little parades And crown Jesus who never wore a crown In our sanctuaries… Continue reading Palm Sunday: Why Do We Tell This Story?
My latest podcast. An anti-imperial re-reading of Romans.
My latest podcast tackles the four encounter stories in the Gospel of John that are used during this year’s Lent cycle of lectionary readings. I go hard on resisting anti-Jewish readings of these stories. Let me know what you think.
My latest podcast, about Ash Wednesday and giving up something that matters for the work of collective liberation.
I was humbled and honored to be asked by an indigenous leader in Denver to co-organize a 24-hour prayer vigil in support of the Water Protectors at Standing Rock (see here as well). With intention we held the vigil over the 24 hours of the US “thanksgiving” holiday, a day that celebrates a myth that… Continue reading A Word for the Water
August 7, 2016 United Church of Montbello Romans 12: 1-2 I appeal to you therefore, sisters and brothers, siblings and cousins, relatives, I appeal to you therefore, To present your bodies as a living sacrifice – do not be conformed to this world. These word of Paul were inscribed on me When I was 17,… Continue reading Non-Conforming, Mismatched, Maladjusted