Unrecognizable/Unmistakable

Unrecognizable/Unmistakable

When I was in college, the Campus Activities Board would use the giant chapel monitor to show The Princess Bride every year, and I think I watched it every time. It was an evangelical college, and most of us came out of evangelical youth groups, which means that we...
Nonsense and Wonder

Nonsense and Wonder

There’s something hilarious to me about the way that we approach the Easter story. I don’t want to seem critical of anyone else, so just look at what I did to prepare for this service: -I bought bagels and cream cheese at Kroger. -I microwaved a second cup of coffee...
Releasing Wonder

Releasing Wonder

Quakers have an ambivalent history with holidays. If you’re a careful reader, you’ll have noticed that the front your bulletin offers a normal looking date but the back says that today is Second Month, Twenty-sixth Day, 2017.   The stranger sounding date is...
Get In The Game

Get In The Game

So John summoned two of his disciples and sent them to the Lord to ask, “Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?” -from Luke 7 What’s really going on in this passage? That’s probably something I should have looked at before I told Julie I would...
Preparing our Hearts: Sabbath Edition

Preparing our Hearts: Sabbath Edition

This week’s worship will feature an extended period of waiting worship in the Quaker tradition. We call it waiting worship rather than silent worship, even though it’s mostly silent, because the silence isn’t really the point. Silence is just a tool...