It seems meet and right to add my voice to the chorus of Episcopal clergy reflecting on the events of this week. While this week has been a whirlwind of emotions and images, I want to center my reflection on two particular images: one the whole world has seen and one that is perhaps not … Continue reading Why did the president cross the road?
About a month ago I wrote about Theodore Parker Ferris and his collect found on page 461 of the Book of Common Prayer. The prayer seemed perfect for the weird world we found ourselves in while as we were sequestered to our homes. That collect and learning more about Ferris' life led me to search … Continue reading A Prayer for Ascension Day
Part of being “notoriously Episcopalian” is a nerdy appreciation for the Book of Common Prayer. I have grown up with the current prayerbook, and really love the breadth of prayers it contains. I particularly love when a prayer seems to show up that I have either forgotten about or overlooked. In this season of pandemic, … Continue reading “And if I am to do nothing, let me do it gallantly”
"If our country is ever to be healed, we have got to start telling the truth, and for white folks especially, we have got to let go of the myths that comfort us into complacency.... And we must make sure that the stories (big and small) we tell are more truth, even if painful, than fiction."
On August 17, 2019, I was given the opportunity to represent the Alabama Poor People's Campaign at a Mom's Demand Action rally at Linn Park in Birmingham, Alabama. I took my text from John 5:1-9, where Jesus asks the sick man by the pool “Do you want to be made well?” https://s3.amazonaws.com/dfc_attachments/public/documents/3267821/Recess_Rally_8_17_19.mp3