“Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me.” [Matthew 10:40] Jesus speaks these words at the end of a long sermon commissioning the twelve apostles to go out and proclaim the… Read More
I recently took up embroidery as a hobby. I learned a little bit from watching my roommates Alice and Lily as they both began embroidery in their free time this past year. Embroidery is incredibly soothing, although meticulous…. Read More
We can often feel like God is beyond our comprehension and reach – but each and every time we gather together for this meal of bread and wine, God is revealed to us. This meal of body and blood, broken open and poured out for us, restores us all to wholeness by connecting us with That which is forever whole and complete.
Sermon delivered on Ash Wednesday (3/1/17). If you were to ask what Lent means to me, like a good recovering Catholic I would tell you that Lent first and foremost is about eating fish on Fridays. As a… Read More
I’m not a big fan of the word “unity” these days.
That may sound ridiculous. What’s wrong with unity?
What’s wrong with people coming together?
That’s because, more often than not, folks who say they want unity don’t want the hard work that comes with making it a reality.
I delivered this sermon yesterday at the parish I am currently interning at. For the readings appointed, including the Gospel reading, click here. Today’s Gospel reading is one of my favorite stories from the New Testament. The Gospel… Read More
It’s been about a month since I packed up my life into a suitcase (well, the essentials, anyway) and moved away from home. Boston is almost a new city for me. I dated someone who lived in the… Read More
I have long been interested in the contemplative traditions of the world’s faiths, Christian monasticism being especially fascinating. There is something appealing to me about the idea of being set apart from the world while also responding deeply… Read More
An analogy I’ve often used to talk about my religious seeking is that faith is kind of like a good pair of shoes- you have to find a pair that fits you. For some folks that might not… Read More
I had the honor of sitting on a panel for my school’s Queer Student Union a few weeks ago. I was asked to speak as, what else, but a queer person of faith, a perspective that I have… Read More
The significance of me coming back to church during the Lenten season is not lost on me (I hope); this is a time when Christians all over the world turn their focus inward, to examine the blockages in… Read More
Note: I had the pleasure of being a speaker this past Thursday at the most recent installment of Queer Voice in the World, which is a social justice-oriented, TED-talk style program highlighting LGBTQ perspectives, held at the William Way Community Center here… Read More