Making the wild places plains – The parable of the sower

I think every good farmer knows that the best source of nitrogen is good ol’ fashioned poop. I’ll let you make of that metaphor what you will.

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The Men That Don’t Fit In – a poem

There’s a race of men that don’t fit in,
A race that can’t stay still;
So they break the hearts of kith and kin,
And they roam the world at will.

Packing for Holy Week

We know how this pilgrimage will end, because we have the guidebook. We’ve been here before.

While at table with his friends

Come near and bless us when we wake,
ere through the world our way we take;
till in the ocean of thy love
we lose ourselves in heaven above.

On Gratitude and the Cross

Sermon preached on Luke 18:9-14 at my Field Placement parish, Christ Church Bronxville. I do not have a recording from that day, but I gave the sermon again for my Preaching class in Nouwen Chapel. Enjoy.

On Jeremiah 1:7

A Lenten mediation I wrote for The Episcopal Church 2016 lenten meditations on behalf of the United Thank Offering Board. The theme of all of the chosen scriptures was “Go!” Each scripture was chosen for its inclusion of that word.

Far worse things than closed churches

THERE ARE far worse things than closed churches. The far deeper problem is not dwindling attendance, but the loss of the heart of the Gospel among those that do attend…. I have found that people – … Source: Far worse things than closed churches