When We Consider

O Sovereign Joy, When we observe the creative work of your fingers, we are awed and blessed. How sweet is the morning dew! How comforting is the moon! How faithful are the tides! We pray against the destructive work of human hands that harm your creation: the plastics...

When God is a Guy

Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness.” So God created humankind … in the image of God. (Genesis 1:26-27, NRSV) I grew up on the formal liturgies and hymns of the Evangelical and Reformed tradition, with phrases like Thee and...

Restraint

The LORD God commanded the man, “You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat.” – Genesis 2:16-17 (NRSV) When the new year dawned two months ago, my social media feed was filled with people...

Trial and Error

Hear, you mountains, the controversy of the LORD, and you enduring foundations of the earth; for the LORD has a controversy with the people, and God will contend with Israel. “O my people, what have I done to you? In what have I wearied you? Answer me!” – Micah 6:2-3...

Are We There Yet?

Then King David went in and sat before the Lord, and said, “Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my house, that you have brought me thus far?” – 2 Samuel 7:18 (NRSV) The #BlackLivesMatter movement is more than six years old. The #MeToo movement is more than...

Send Word

Tell the stars to send word, O Creator, of your faithfulness to every generation, of your trustworthiness through the long night of injustice. Tell the children to send word, O Love, of your accompaniment in places of exile, of your blessed increase even in the...

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