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…

United We Sing

Here is something about me as an American citizen pastor person:  I don’t “pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.”  My friends and family and churches may not even know that about me.  When people stand to make their pledge, I simply stand with everyone else as a sign of respect.…