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Sledge Hammer

I felt like I was having a heart attack, which I only knew because a doctor friend once told me...

Trying to be Brave is Being Brave: A Farewell Sermon

(Author’s Note: I am including the audio file of this sermon here, along with the manuscript. If you listen all...

Why I’ve Asked the Church I Serve to Release Me

The following is a letter to the congregation I have served for the past five years, in which I ask them...

Rembrandt is in the Wind

Think of how bored they get, stacked in the warehouse somewhere, say in Mattapan, gazing at the back of the...

Jacob and Two Women

Isaac lived with his father until his mid-thirties. (Gen 25:20) As Abraham watched his son grow older, he wanted him...

Abraham Buries his Heart

The entire time he lived in the land promised to his descendants, Abraham never owned so much as an acre....

Laughing at God

Sarah sat grinding grain into flour.
She was making the meal her husband had requested for the visitors who had appeared...

That Laughter Might Live

Through the flap of her tent, she looked up at the stars lighting the brilliant desert sky, and she began...

No Father should have to Watch his own Son Die

No Father should have to Watch his own Son Die

No father should have to watch his own son die. The road from Capernaum to Cana ran uphill the entire...

The Courage to Put Away our Cameras

The Courage to Put Away our Cameras

“One turns at last even from glory itself with a sigh of relief. From the depths of mystery, and even...

The Good Neighbor

The Good Neighbor

While the newness Jesus brought awakened hope in so many, it aroused the suspicions of the religious leaders even more....

Twenty Years

“When an old man dies, a library burns to the ground.” – African Proverb   Twenty years ago when I...

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