Archive for May 2009

This is not the time

We have a funeral this morning, of the worst kind. 22, died in his sleep, absolutely no explanation, no one to blame, nothing. I have to read Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, including this: For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die. [...]

Perfect Day

Last fall, when we worked out childcare stuff for Zora, the plan was that Thursday was going to be the day when I worked with Zora. I figured we’d go to church in the morning, do a few things, gather materials for afternoon work at home. While I was doing that, Zora would happily putter around [...]

Keep reading…

This news story is truly the gift that keeps on giving. I’ll get you interested by saying: someone had to be restrained after drinking hand soap on a airline flight. But seriously, don’t stop reading until the end. Because just when you think the whole thing is about as bizarre as possible, something else gets [...]

Liturgy for Easter 5

I know I want to preach on Acts 8:26-40 this week (the story of Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch). I’m still not sure where that takes me as far as the sermon is concerned.I might be looking at a rabbit hole I shouldn’t go down: Ethiopia is very real to me right now because my [...]