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Posts from June 2020

Posts from June 2020

Seeking Happiness

It was the end of the day. I had just finished cleaning the kitchen after cooking dinner and was settling into a mindless game on my iPad whilst a Netflix series that I had watched already played in the background. It was more of a source of background noise than it was something that I actually wanted to watch again. The idea of tuning into a screen more attentively than that is somewhat off-putting in the days of coronavirus. I…

The Image of Love

Over the last few weeks, I have been reading a book called Formed by Love written by my professor of theological ethics, Scott Bader-Saye, Ph.D. In his little book on Episcopal ethics, Bader-Saye invites us to consider how to live out the Gospel by confronting big questions and then considering how we are able to put these things into practice in our work, our play, our prayer, and our rest. It is a fabulous little book on how ethics is…

A Living Sacrifice, Holy & Acceptable to God

It’s has been a long spring season as we turn the corner to the summer months. The last 90 days have been incredibly different for us as a church, and we have shifted how we practice community time and again as we have attempted to weather the Coronavirus pandemic that is gripping the world right now. We began those shifts around March 15 of this year. On Sunday, we will mark a full 90 days of worshipping by remote means,…

Sacrificial Love Wins

In 1969 in New York City at the end of June, the New York City Police planned to raid an establishment called The Stonewall Inn. The Inn, which was a bar and gathering place for LGBTQ+ persons that were excluded from the larger LGBTQ+ community such as ‘drags,’ ‘queens,’ and young and homeless LGBTQ+ persons (generally between 16 and 25 years old). It served as a place in which those who were excluded even from the larger LGBTQ+ community could…