New article published in Gather Magazine

My article “Family Redefined” has been published in the June edition of Gather, a monthly magazine for ELCA women. In it I talk about my decision not to have children, the trepidation I had about coming out of the childfree closet, and why I think the church’s definition of family is far too narrow and [...]

 
Women's History Month: Florence Nightingale

Today is the feast day of Florence Nightingale. This was originally posted in March 2012 for Women’s History Month. I often say that Brigid of Kildare was my first patron saint, and she is because I chose her as my patron saint after I knew what they were as an adult. But as a child [...]

 
The Last Shall Be First: The Women at the Cross and Tomb

The past few years I have been on a mission to write, preach, and teach the women of Holy Week back into our Holy Week liturgies, practices, and Scriptures. In this post we’ll learn about the women at the cross and tomb in Mark. Women were watching from a distance. Among them were Mary Magdalene, [...]

 
A Good Friday Reflection from Cynthia Bourgeault

All four gospels insist that when all the other disciples are fleeing, Mary Magdalene stands firm. She does not run; she does not betray or lie about her commitment; she witnesses. Hers is clearly a demonstration of either the deepest human love or the highest spiritual understanding of what Jesus was teaching, perhaps both. But [...]

 
The Last Shall Be First: The Women of Holy Week

The past few years I have been on a mission to write, preach, and teach the women of Holy Week back into our Holy Week liturgies, practices, and Scriptures. In this post we’ll learn about the first two women we meet during Holy Week in Matthew and Mark. When I decided I wanted to write [...]

 
Maundy Thursday Sermon Podcast: Anointing the King

I preached this sermon Maundy Thursday, 2012 at Grace Episcopal Church. (Click  the link “Anointing the King” to hear or download the MP3.)   Annointing The King Mark 14:1-11 (This sermon is told from the view of the woman who anointed Jesus’ head in Mark. Props: head covering, white jar or container.) (Place container on [...]

 
Sermon: The God of the Dead

The God of the Dead The Fifth Sunday in Lent, Year A Ezekiel 37:1-14; John 11:1-42 The rocking chair was old, but it had been well made, and it’s structure was solid. It had been handmade, and made well. Unfortunately subsequent owners didn’t know what to do with wood. The layers upon layers of paint [...]

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