church, ministry, Scripture, spiritual

Voluntold: A Homily for the Feast of St. Matthias the Apostle

Offered today at the noon Eucharist at Church of the Holy Family... Acts 1:15-26 Peter stood up among the believers (together the crowd numbered about one hundred twenty persons) and said, "Friends, the scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit through David foretold concerning Judas, who became a guide for those who arrested… Continue reading Voluntold: A Homily for the Feast of St. Matthias the Apostle

ministry, Scripture, spiritual

An Update and a Sermon

Confession: I haven't written on the blog in over 2 months. Sorry, friends. In those months, I've been dedicating mental energy to transitions like moving to a new apartment and starting my second year of seminary, including an internship at a church and classes on Theology, American Christianity, Preaching, and Theology & Trauma (that last… Continue reading An Update and a Sermon

church, ministry, Scripture

Discipleship According to Sara Bareilles

"I used to be scared of fire," I said calmly, as a thin flame danced before my face. I was serving as an acolyte maybe a month into my time at divinity school, recruited at the last minute to help with a chapel service. The kind of recruitment that starts with a simple favor (carry… Continue reading Discipleship According to Sara Bareilles

book reflections

What I’ve Been Reading: The Ragamuffin Gospel

(Yes, I do use MLA-style citations in this post. I can't help it. I'm an English major!)The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning looks closely at God's grace for all people - for alcoholics, prostitutes, children, sick people, hard-working people, or any other kind of "ragamuffin" in need of some help (which covers all of us,… Continue reading What I’ve Been Reading: The Ragamuffin Gospel

community, ministry, stories, theological

An Indo Board and a Lesson in Servant Leadership

For the last few days, a few friends and I have had access to an indo board, a balance trainer that looks like this: We weren't exactly sure what to do with the indo board (especially me since I have very minimal physical coordination). But we enjoyed sitting, laying, and standing on it nonetheless, accompanied… Continue reading An Indo Board and a Lesson in Servant Leadership