• Beloveds, this past Tuesday, March 31st was Transgender Day of Visibility. In this chaotic time I want to take a moment for each of us to celebrate the trans people in our lives and the ones who have paved the way.


  • Beloveds, there is nothing I can say to you that you have not already heard, like -- remember to wash your hands, to not get out of your homes, to be careful, and to take care of yourselves. But we have heard that many times already. We know all of that intellectually and practically. I simply want to remind us that we are all in this together -- no one knows how to deal with it or process it! We are all learning by experiencing it. In the midst of all the uncertainty and anxiety, I invite us to a few things that are also important and might keep us busy in a different way:


  • In John 9:1-41 we read about Jesus healing a man, the community discussing the healing, and then the man conversing with Jesus again. While reading this passage, we have to be very careful in how we interpret it. First, we need to recognize that physical afflictions are not the result of sins, individual or familial.