“For freedom Christ has set us free.”

In this world of 24/7 instant news and comments and echo chambers, how do we live as followers of Jesus? What if in loving our neighbor, we also bore fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. What if instead of being quick to be right, we were quick to love?

Our job is to chase after the Holy Spirit

A sermon for the Fifth Sunday of Easter offered at Christ Episcopal Church in Albertville, AL. In the reading from Acts, Peter is left accounting for what happens when the love of God lets loose the Holy Spirit on the world. The result is that our job is not to decide who God gives theContinue reading “Our job is to chase after the Holy Spirit”

The Prodigal Son: Seeing & Being Seen

On the Fourth Sunday in Lent, sometimes known as Mothering Sunday, we get the parable of a man that had two sons. This parable is one of Jesus’ more popular one — The Prodigal Son. It has all the makings of a hit — dissolute living, disagreeable brothers, and a party. This parable captured theContinue reading “The Prodigal Son: Seeing & Being Seen”

A widow, a judge, and the Poor People’s Campaign

On March 4, 2019, I had the honor of speaking at the Poor People’s Hearing organized by the Alabama Poor People’s Campaign: A National call for Moral Revival. I was asked to speak briefly on the distorted moral narrative in our state and country. Here is the text: My name is Kelley Hudlow. I wasContinue reading “A widow, a judge, and the Poor People’s Campaign”