Beginner’s Mind

Romans 12:9-17 (NRSV) One of the things I love about the way we practice our faith around here, is that we have an openness to the wisdom, not only of our own Christian tradition, but of other faith traditions as well. For instance: if you spend any time studying Zen...

Hurricane Relief

“Holy God, you are an ever-present help in times of trouble. We put our hope in you on behalf of those whose lives have been affected by tragedy in the Bahamas. We pray their peace and comfort, asking for help for those who have suffered loss. We pray calm for those...

Remember the Sabbath

Mark 2:23-28 (NRSV) A funny thought occurred to me when I was writing my sermon this week. Today is Labor Day Sunday, a day on which we often celebrate those who labor. But we celebrate it by giving people a day off so they don’t have to labor. O.K. Maybe it’s not...