Songs of Our Mothers

I delivered this brief homily as an introduction to an extended performance by Lucy Smith at our afternoon jazz worship service today. Lucy's latest

Was Jesus Born to Die?

I preached this sermon on Sunday at the afternoon jazz worship service at Fourth Presbyterian Church. It weaves together a couple of earlier blog

Forfeiting Power

A few more thoughts on so-called "religious freedom" legislation, especially for my Christian sisters and brothers. I have heard it said in these

Does Everything Happen for a Reason?

When I was in high school, my favorite youth group leader was a man named Dave. I don't recall him being an especially astute biblical scholar or a

The Gospel is Political

Scripture Reading: Mark 11:1-11        Reflection Along with John Dominic Crossan, the late Marcus Borg pointed out the unmistakably political

The Peter Principle

I preached this sermon yesterday at the afternoon jazz worship service at Fourth Presbyterian Church. It is week three in our Lenten sermon series