At what cost? That’s the question for today. It’s one I think of when I order eggs and bacon in the morning. You see, for that breakfast, the chicken who provides the eggs makes an important but not too terribly … Continue reading At what cost?
I remember that day well: July 10, 2012. I was sitting in the section reserved for reporters covering the General Convention of the Episcopal Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. As a reporter, I had a front row seat as the church … Continue reading ‘Just when I need Him most, Jesus is near’
Today we Mark the final Sunday of pride month. Downtown thousand people are gathered for San Francisco’s Annual Pride Parade. Today also marks our final service focused on Pride in 2018. And today we focus on the question of … Continue reading David & Jonathon and Ruth & Naomi and marriage in 2018
There is a balm in Gilead, to make the wounded whole; There is a balm in Gilead, to heal the sin sick soul. On this Sunday we gather for healing, in hope of a time when equality, and justice “roll … Continue reading There is a balm in Gilead…but not for undocumented children? Not what Jesus Would Do!
I remember the first Christmas after I came out as a gay man. My teenage children first celebrated with their Mom in her new apartment. Then they came over to my place to continue their Christmas. It was more than … Continue reading All that a family requires is love
On this Sunday, we grapple with the difference between the call for justice Jesus makes again and again on the one hand and the ancient purity code found in parts of Jewish scripture which we incorporated into the Christian Bible … Continue reading Ancient laws vs. God’s justice: who wins?
We live in a time transformed by digital technology. And the foundation of this technology is a simple bit of information, a tiny switch which is either turned on or turned off. That is the basic building block of all … Continue reading The place of mystery in our lives and spiritual practice
Today we celebrate Pentecost, the day when the Holy Spirit descended upon those who loved and followed Jesus. Look at the picture on the front of today’s worship book. It is the vision of Pentecost created by Chinese artist Hi … Continue reading The fiery power of love
We’re not sure what to make of the Ascension Day Story, the one that has Jesus rocketing up into space without benefit of a rocket or wings. Actually, the whole story seems more than a little embarrassing in the 21st … Continue reading
Scriptures for the Sixth Sunday of Easter • Acts 10:44-48 • 1 John 5:1-6 • John 15:9-17 • Psalm 98 Preached by The Rev. Davidson Bidwell-Waite, Deacon Missioner to Haiti, Episcopal Diocese of California In the name of the Lover, … Continue reading Love one another Sunday