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May 23rd- I am preaching at Piedmont Presbyterian

Sunday, May 23rd is Pentecost Sunday. This is the second of four weeks that Pastor Sarah asked me to cover the pulpit while she is on maternity leave. Pentecost is eternal celebration of that first dramatic conception of the “church”, after Jesus’ death and resurrection. The moment itself (Acts 2) is as shocking and explosive […]

Passing the Peace

This last Sunday (May 16th), I gave the homily at Piedmont Presbyterian Church, which is just a short bike ride from our home in North Portland. One of the liturgical readings this week was from John 17:20-26. Jesus says, “I pray that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in ME and […]