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The Fox is in the Henhouse - a sermon for Lent 2C - Luke 13:31-35

Written 3 years ago, before the fox became the most power person on the planet.

Sadly, it still resonates.

Drawing the connection between the French word “lent” as meaning slow and the historical Lenten practice of fasting, we began our Lenten journey with the suggestion that we adopt a spiritual practice of slowing down for lent by fasting from fast. 2,248 more words

Progressive Theology

UMC Decision Time: Split or Wallow

The “United” Methodist Church (UMC) was born in 1968, so it is younger than me, and it appears I may outlive it. Last month the UMC held a world-wide special General Conference (GC2019) for one topic only: gays and lesbians in marriage and as clergy.   1,596 more words


Northern California pastor exits church after controversy over anti-LGBTQ sign

from The Los Angeles Times:

A Northern California pastor has parted ways with his church following outrage over a sign outside the parish that read, “Bruce Jenner is still a man, homosexuality is still a sin.” 366 more words

Signs Of The Times

Transgender Baptism is Now a Thing, Thanks to the Church Of England

from Into:

The Church of England hasn’t always been LGBTQ-friendly. In fact, the official church stance is still that marriage should remain a strictly heterosexual affair between a man and a woman. 445 more words

Signs Of The Times

A Blessing for the New Year (John O'Donohue)

The art of blessing is often neglected. The birth of a New Year calls forth the desire in us to bestow a blessing upon those we love. 74 more words

Progressive Theology

Incarnation Changes Everything - a sermon for the first Sunday of Christmas - Luke 2:8-20

Due to technical difficulties there is no video this week. You can listen to the sermon here


The nativity stories about the birth of Jesus of Nazareth are parables carefully crafted by the Gospel storytellers to make us think.   1,716 more words

Progressive Theology

Advent and the Quest for the Perfect Christmas - Luke 1

Let me begin, good friends, by addressing you in the same way that the anonymous gospel storyteller that we know as Luke addressed his congregation, for I trust that each one of you are indeed “Theophilus”. 2,103 more words

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