• Creativity
  • Conjuring the Spirit of the Season

    Conjuring the spirit of the season

    The absence of Christmas spirit is a presence in my home. I skipped out on the normal mantel decorations. I didn’t even take the stockings out of storage. My gift wrapping is minimal and sloppy. I just haven’t been able to tap into the spirit of the season. In a world celebrating a season of merriment, music, and memory-making, […]

  • Community / Church
  • Thanksgiving Presence

    Thanksgiving Presence - post on Literate Theology / Kate Rae Davis

    My friend Jen was recently lamenting that she had accepted an invitation to Thanksgiving before having received Nancy’s invitation. “Maybe if you keep the party going until 8 or 9, I could join you then!” she half-exclaimed an implied question. “No.” The inquiry had actually been directed at Nancy, but it was my voice that responded with firm immediacy. […]

  • Faith
  • Imago

    Imago - post on Literate Theology / Kate Rae Davis

    A young girl rolls in the cool fountain water some distance from where our feet dabble. She calls over to us: “What does God look like?” Her mom smiles and whispers to me, “She likes the light and easy questions lately.” “Mom! What does God look like?” the daughter insists. “I don’t know, honey.” “Do you know?” […]

  • Gospels
  • Watch. Wait.

    Normally I would record my sermon before posting it, but it is the end of the term and I still have twenty pages to write. So, here is my sermon from Advent 1, preached at St Paul’s Seattle, on the texts of Isaiah 64:1-9 and Mark 13:24-37. We were lying in the middle of the […]