Month: March 2017


Home


I think that what each of us want is home. We make a house, a home. Home. That is what we want. Most of us here have at least houses and some have homes. We are busy building 50 homes across 14th street for people who, last night, slept on...

Resisting Evil


The baptismal promises we make include resisting evil. The beginning of resisting evil is necessarily identifying it. What is evil? Because believing in evil can so easily set up a dualism, a kind of war or battle between God and the devil; I find it easier to resist evilS. Making...

God cross-legged and heavy


The Colorado mountains are a constant companion in Denver. With crisp, white peaks that rest on mountains and more mountains: range after range after range -like waves with white-tops in a tumultuous frozen sea. I see the mountains from my desk through double windows in my cathedral office and I...

Chocolate and fundraising


As the light fades from Christmas and the Epiphany season but grows in the natural world around us, we enter now into Lent. The lights of seasonal joy can easily seem to fade into a gloom of sin and repentance when in fact there is nothing gloomy about sin unless...

Contradiction


Contradiction is the intersection between the two arms of the cross which we humans experience in the days of our lives as we suffer and hope. We hope for a church full of joy and yet so often suffer in a church full of meetings.  We hope for people gathered...