A Psalm in the Chaos

In the chaos of this time we threw up our hands and screamed we hid in the house and binged on mindless TV we went on with our lives with singular determination to work harder and avoid the coming catastrophe “Give us joy!” and “Give us faith!” they shouted Not our own authentic voice Not…

Sermon: The Soul Work of the Resistance Community

The Soul Work of the Resistance Community Isaiah 65:17-25; Luke 21:5-19 A sermon preached November 13, 2016 among Brookmeade Congregational UCC I would not be here today if not for a saint named Lydia Elizabeth Nash Greuling. She gave birth to my mother, so there’s that. I would not be here — in church — if…

The Morning After: A Pastoral Letter to our Congregation

To my beloved Brookmeade: I thank God for you*, dear Brookmeade, especially today. Your witness for justice and peace permeates your beautiful history and focuses your current ministries. Your extravagant welcome for all people is your very way of being. You are so unwaveringly authentic. You are a sweet snapshot of the realm of God, a…