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October 10, 2021-Job 23 (Pentecost 20-Year B)

We have a heightened sense of justice these days. Knowing what is fair and not fair are closely held virtues for every human being. Often our sense of justice is uninformed and lacks nuance. We are eager to see black…

October 3, 2021-Job 1:1, 2:1-10 (Pentecost 19-Year B)

Learning to ask the right questions is one of the hardest skills we have to learn as people. There are times when our grief, pain, and suffering overtake us and we ask, “Why me?” The Book of Job may not…

September 26, 2021-James 5:13-20 (Pentecost 18-Year B)

This episode explores the marks of a what it means for Christians to live in a faithful and mystical community of prayer. Prayer, at its core, is about being in communion with God and with one another. The closing verses…

September 12, 2021-James 3:1-12 (Pentecost 16-Year B)

Words have power. During these days of pandemic, political challenges, and social media words have power in new ways. The capacity to bring life and to deal death with what we say is unrivaled. This week's episode explores how God's…

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September 5, 2021-James 2:1-13 (Pentecost 15-Year B)

Have we made too much room in our world for judgement? This episode from James helps us understand the dangers of judgment in the form personal favoritism. Christian community has an antidote for this world of judgment. The antidote to…

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August 29, 2021-James 1:17-27 (Pentecost 14-Year B)

The Book of James opens a new way of thinking for people in the midst of suffering, hardship, and even persecution. This week’s episode explores some of these deep themes of listening and humility. For James, wisdom is the foundation…

The Broken Church

The church is an embodiment of who we are. It is not some institution devoid of human touch. All of our criticisms of it must begin within each of us.

Of Pastoring & Planting

“Because the vocations of shepherds and teachers are appropriate for an established community, they are best characterized as being integrative and operative. They are natural integrators who help people with the assimilation of people and the information throughout the community.…