Vocation is something so different from ambition. Vocation is honest. It is a path while ambition is the bulldozer on the front end of a road to power.
Luci and Jordan continue their feminist journey through the Bible with Jordan’s favorite story in Numbers (her favorite way to get poked in the eye?), the daughters of Zelophehad
The Rev Janet Vincent offer her perspective on the controversy surrounding the participation of a National Cathedral choir in the upcoming presidential election based on her own experience of negotiating with Donald Trump
Christians are called to a Radical Faith. Christians, when they live as though their baptisms matter, are radicals. Jesus was a radical. A radical is one who advocates and works for fundamental or revolutionary changes in current practices, conditions.
During his annual visit to our church today, the bishop will baptize Evanna. She’s a tall, somewhat plump transgender woman around age twenty… Our church has one other trans member, my sixteen-year-old son, Max… This is a safe place, yet instinctively I watch people’s reactions toward LGBTQ people. I look out for Evanna as if she were my own child.
Greg, James, Liz, and Ricardo discuss their favorite fictional presidents and try to figure out what it means to our communities with a pop culture figure in the White House.
Bonnie and Dan take a break from their hiatus to deliver a review of the new Martin Scorsese film, Silence
Last October, I flew to New Hampshire with two friends to attend workshop called Music that Makes Community, a nonprofit that holds workshops teaching paperless music. For us, it sounded like a way to bring more life and communion through music to my small congregation.
A response to news of the closing of the Whitechapel bell foundry by a lover of handbells
God and the Israelites continue their confounding relationship while wandering in the wilderness and Moses is getting fed up too. In this episode, Luci and Jordan peel back some of the layers to find out why.
Can an encounter with a trainer of cobras and vipers change how we see forgiveness?
In fact, part of what drew me back to active involvement in Church was the way I experienced, in one of my evangelical friends, a person who clearly lived into and took great joy in an ongoing, prayerful relationship with Jesus. Just being in her presence was transformative. We differed theologically on a lot of things but there was a core experience that attracted me
In this episode we wonder whether there is evidence for the emergence of a new theology of civic engagement. We also look at the politically explosive message of the Magnificat and the ways that message is suppressed and made inert.
In this last holiday mini-sode, Jordan and Luci delve into the origins of the Feast of the Epiphany
“I opened the church door. Inside, it was silent. Had I gotten the time wrong… I felt a pang of dismay as I hovered on the threshold, deciding whether to investigate further or just go home. Through the open door, I could smell the distinct fragrance that seems to emanate from every old church: incense, candles, flowers. I stepped inside.”