There are sermons that I sometimes I feel like I have to do battle to get them into words. This is one of those sermons. The hardest part was getting to a place where I could articulate what my soul seems to wordlessly know. After delivering messages like this one, I am often depleted for … More All Your Prayers Are Answered
The day after the Vegas shootings, I dreamed that I was in the pulpit doing the “Prayers of the People” and decided not to stop until I could tell that my prayers were having some positive effect on the world. I ended up being at the pulpit for days on end without eating or sleeping … More What Do I Pray For?
“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer. But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also; and if anyone wants to sue you and take your coat, give your cloak … More Do Not Resist Evil?
When I decided to accept the teaching of Jesus’ lineage as a Spiritual practice, I knew what I was getting myself into. I grew up Christian so I know how easy it can be to go to church on Sunday and have an emotional or mental release only to turn right back around on Monday … More Where Does All the Evil Go?
Today as I was entering into a surprisingly silent Newton Centre, I was surprised to hear from my friend that the entire town was on lockdown as a result of the ongoing manhunt for the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. Already on campus by the time I was clear on the gravity of … More B In Prayer