Grappling with the Divine

Lectionary Reflection for the 22nd Sunday after Pentecost, Year C, October 16, 2016
Like Jacob, are we willing to encounter God in our dark nights of the soul and hang on for dear life? Ultimately, are we able to submit to the blessing—named and claimed and never forsaken? (Photo: Michael Swan, Creative Commons)

Pester, Pester, Pester

Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost YR C Lectionary Reflection
October 20, 2013
According to Jesus it’s perfectly o.k. to pester the powers that oppose the reign of God and justice for all of creation. We can do this knowing that it is God’s nature to give, love, and care for us. We are not alone…so go ahead and pester, pester, pester for the sake of the gospel. (Photo: Caelie Frampton, Creative Commons)

Why Persistence Matters

21st Sunday after Pentecost, Year A, Oct. 17, 2010

Why should persistence matter to our parishioners, congregations, and denominations? Can’t we just find some quick fix or program to address all of our woes and concerns? Read on to find out why this often overlooked trait needs to be reclaimed. (Photo by Larry Page used under a Creative Commons License. Thanks!)