Tonight, We Were Dining with God.


  Emily and I don’t have much money. Truthfully, the vegetables and rice were the best we could do tonight. We were tired. It didn’t matter. The kids were hungry. The words “money” and “tired” are not a part of their vocabulary. By the time everyone got to their plate, we were even more exhausted. […]

A Cosmology of Darkness


  The darkness was. The darkness is. The darkness will be. The darkness is God.   The voice of all voices calls to us. Staring past the stars. The heavens speak and we hear. The abyss reminds us.   The deeper we go. The closer we are drawn. In the darkness is infinity. Eternity is […]

The Magic of Our Moment


*Derived from a sermon delivered at Tupelo Unitarian Universalist Congregation on May 31, 2015   Have you ever fallen in love? I think people call it falling because you feel so out of control. While it can be very scary, there is something in you that simply won’t let go and desires to just keep […]

Thank You: A Prayer in Crisis


  The natural birth of Lucas was amazing. Madeleine was a little slower to make her appearance. Emily was experiencing contraction after contraction and nothing was happening. After close to four hours, I noticed something dripping on the floor. I don’t know why, but I assumed that it was water for a moment. When I […]

The First Throuple

Three Way Gay Wedding

Three men married each other in a traditional Buddhist ceremony on Valentine’s Day in Uthai Thani Province, Thailand. Joke, Bell and Art have become famous sharing their beautiful story of love and commitment. While critics have said their relationship makes a mockery of marriage, I can only say that the Thai throuple has strengthened my […]

On the Power of Preaching…


I woke up this morning with my mind set on the things of God. When the majesty of God truly comes over you, there is a tingling in your physiological construction. While I wouldn’t call it nervousness, I can say that it makes you shake. Today was a preaching day and like all preaching days […]

the elements / apoem


  the elements there sits the bread it occupies our head there sits the wine to fill us swine come on down you foolish clown the elements are magic here they alleviate all of our fear go now and learn what it means to discern

The Blessing of Communion at Domestic Violence Prevention Wednesday // Cathedral of Hope UCC 10/8/14


  Well…I’m a little tired.  I’ve had a hell of a day to be honest with you.  I don’t know if any of you share such sentiments.  I had two particularly painful experiences today.  One was this afternoon…I shared time with a 28-year-old man who is dying of bone cancer.  There was a tremendous amount […]

Jesus Sells Drugs: An Easter Message


I have known many Easters. I remember one Easter morning as a child realizing Jesus quite literally loved us to death.  I was overwhelmed by the enormity of such love.  Later that same day, I looked up at a depiction of Noah’s Ark and thought that this Jesus of love sounded much better than the […]

The Trouble with Bishop Spong and Embracing the Mystery of Faith


I often prayed a familiar prayer when I was a child and remember one line very well, “If I die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take.”  That line scared the shit out of me when I was a kid, but now there is some comfort in laying down my head […]