March 2nd, 2021
“The Lament Psalms teach us to pray our inner conflicts and contradictions. They allow us to shout out our forsakenness in the dark caverns of abandonment and then hear the echo return to us over and ...
February 24th, 2021
I am grateful for the contributions of Lament that have been written.Putting words to our deep emotions is difficult; sharing those words with others is equally daunting. The surprising reality though...
February 17th, 2021
In their book Reconciling All Things: A Christian Vision for Justice, Peace and Healing, Emmanuel Katongole and Chris Rice endorse and give directions for the practice of lament. They write,“Lament is...
What are YOU Reading These Days?
February 5th, 2021
In his book, Reading for the Common Good: How Books Help Our Churches and Neighborhoods Flourish, C. Christopher Smith writes, "Reading is a crucial part of the process of discerning the shape of our ...
Food for Thought
December 10th, 2020
This article was written for the Christmas edition of the Riverview Reflector, December 2020Like congregations throughout the city our Sunday morning worship service has moved onto Zoom. We were grate...
An Invitation to Write!
November 16th, 2020
An Invitation to Write!With the increased restrictions due to covid-19 we will be spending more time at home.For some of us this is okay – we enjoy solitude; we enjoy being at home.For others of us we...
Prayer in Community
June 1st, 2020
They devoted themselves to the apostles teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of breadand the prayers. Acts 2:42Apart from the Psalms, Acts has more verses with “pray” or some version of “...
Prayer in Solitude
May 11th, 2020
“...whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” Jesus (Matthew 6:6)I grew up seeing my parent...
Generosity During Covid-19
April 16th, 2020
When I arrived at the church the other day I found gifts on the front steps. Someone had left, on our front steps, bags of clothing, toys, artwork (I don't know what all is in those bags) to give to w...
Zooming In, Zooming Out
March 30th, 2020
Zooming In, Zooming OutIn these unprecedented and uncertain times many people are writing about their perspective or tjheir understanding or their derived meaning from the covid-19 global pandemic. It...
December 22nd, 2019
When we fall in love, or share in a deep friendship, what each values is just this uniqueness, this otherness that is both similar and complimentary yet distinct. The lover's "I love you because you a...
December 17th, 2019
Advent does not lead to nervous tension stemming from expectation of something spectacular about to happen. On the contrary, it leads to a growing inner stillness and joy allowing me to realize that h...