Last Sunday was Juneteenth. It was also the anniversary of the Mother Emanuel AME shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. In some church traditions, Juneteenth is (rightly) a day of celebration and rejoicing - celebrating freedom for ancestors. My church tradition remains one of the whitest … [Read more...]
What is the Church Calendar?
If you did not grow up in a church that observes the church calendar or liturgical year, it can be hard to understand. Simply put, the calendar of the church is the way we mark time and remember the work of God. Where did the liturgical calendar come from? The Christian church was birthed out … [Read more...]
A Litany for Election Season
I created the following litany for use in my community as we continue through the current election season. I pray it may be helpful to you as well. Welcome We worship in the name of God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen! Scripture reminds us to place our trust in the Lord, and not … [Read more...]
A Prayer for Fathers Day
Fathers Day is a day of joy for some, and a day of grief for others. For many, it lives in the complicated space where those two emotions meet. This prayer invites into the complexity of the day. This Fathers Day, give thanks for loving wonderful fathers, who have given their children … [Read more...]