Listen to the sermon here: We Are Groot Or, watch and listen to the sermon on Facebook When I was initially working on this sermon, as evidenced by the description of the worship service from January, I thought the focus should be more on our first principle, the inherent worth and dignity of every person. … [Read more…]
Watch and listen to the sermon on Facebook The Book of Revelation. It’s a letter written by a person who called themselves John, meant for seven communities in Asia that had gathered around a belief in Jesus Christ. Unlike today, when Christian identity is linked with power and empire, Christian communities (even before they were … [Read more…]
This the text of a homily given at Riverbend Maximum Security Prison on March 25th, 2016. The supreme irony of the whole crucifixion scene is this: He who was everything had everything taken away from Him. He who was perfect was totally misjudged as “sin” itself (Romans 8:3-4). The crucified Jesus forever tells power and … [Read more…]
So come, Christmas, most needed of seasons. Come with the reminder that love does not depend on Perfection but on willingness to risk connection. Come into the unready manger of our hearts That we may feel the warmth of new life And give flesh to the promise of hope That cries to bring healing into … [Read more…]
“Divine Mercy Sunday”, given on April 27, 2014 at United Church of the Valley in Murrieta, CA View Order of Service Read the Manuscript
The Rebel Jesus: A Christology in Music: A paper in which I describe how my personal Christology was formed by my deep connection to music and my family’s musical community.
“I Will Live In Her House, Forever”: This was the midterm assignment for the class Mysticisms East and West. We had to create a work of art, in my case three short films, and then write a paper analyzing our work in the context of the class. Please watch the three films in order before … [Read more…]
Written for the midterm assignment in Introduction to the New Testament in Context Making Beautiful Music Together: An Exploration of Agape in 1 Corinthians 13