Our reading from Genesis continues the complicated family drama of Abraham and his descendants. As we read the story of Jacob and his marriage to Leah and Rachel, what are we to learn? I think this is another example of how God remains faithful to God's promise, even when the humans involved don't live up … Continue reading “God continues to stand by the promise made, even when the humans don’t necessarily live up to the calling”
Our reading from Genesis continues the complicated family drama of Abraham and his descendants. Reading the story of Jacob bargaining for Esau's birthright left me asking "so what?" What does this story have to tell us about God and our present-day? I think it is a reminder that God works in the world through unlikely … Continue reading “…again and again we see that God works through those that the world undervalues or rejects”
168 yrs to the day after Frederick Douglass issued his "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" message, I joined with the faith leaders of the Poor People's Campaign in preaching on that theme from my particular context of The Episcopal Church in Alabama. The texts for reflection included Frederick Douglass' speech, the … Continue reading What is the 4th of July?