Sermons for February 2020

From Life to Deeper Life

Lent means Spring. This strikes me as odd, especially today, a day that speaks to our fragility and mortality. It is profoundly counterintuitive on this sober, serious day, to think of jubilantly versus welcoming Spring. Today we face death, literally. We inscribe its mark on our brow. We carry its stench in our nostrils. We… Read More

Land as Home

It was a sunny cold October day. We stood in a shelter in the trees at B’dote, the valley in which the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers meet. After spending two hours outside, listening intently, I was cold to bone and hungry. Still, the storyteller, Jim Bear Jacobs, held my full attention. B’dote, said Jacobs, is… Read More

Be Bold

Janitors and security guards are standing up for climate justice. I learned this reading a recent email from MN 350. Here’s the scoop: Commercial office buildings contribute 70% of the greenhouse gas emissions from buildings, and many of these buildings are owned or inhabited by corporations who greenwash their brands while funding organizations that lobby… Read More