On Loneliness (Sermon)

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached this morning, the Sixth Sunday of Easter. The gospel text was John 14:23-29. There’s a story sometimes told among Buddhists. It goes something like this. During the time of the Buddha, there lived a woman named Kisa Gotami. She got married, and gave birth to … Continue reading On Loneliness (Sermon)

Snapshots of My Depression #13: Persona in Progress

This is one in a series of posts I’m calling “Snapshots of my Depression.” These are memories of times in my life when my mental illness manifested itself in one way or another. I can remember sitting at a table outside a restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia, browsing through a document I'd printed out a few … Continue reading Snapshots of My Depression #13: Persona in Progress

One Crazy Email

I really wanted to post something tonight, and I just couldn't figure out what to write about. So I dug deep into the crevices of my computer. I am a digital packrat. I keep everything I've ever created on a computer. I have copies of every email I've sent and received since 1996. I have … Continue reading One Crazy Email

You Are Not Alone

This is my sermon from today, the Sixth Sunday of Easter. The gospel text is John 14:23-29. Doctor Who fans might think of this as my "Face of Boe" sermon. Jesus said, “Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them. And we will come to them and make our … Continue reading You Are Not Alone