Can These Bones Live?: Another Sermon from the YCWI 2024 Conference

When I first found out that our Young Clergy Women International Conference this year, the first in person gathering since before the pandemic, was going to be in Washington, D.C. I was so FREAKING excited, but probably not for the reasons you are thinking- I’m not particularly excited about the historic museums or important monuments, […]

Flourishing In Our Bones: The YCWI 2024 Conference Closing Sermon

As a pastor and hospital chaplain, I have spent a fair amount of time with the dead. At a previous church, which had an underground columbarium, we could only inurn remains during a stretch of warm, dry weather, which are hard to come by in Maryland except during the summer. My office, then, became the […]

Dem Bones Still Speak

(Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones. I hear the word of the Lord) Look! Imagine! We find ourselves in the strange vision world of a 6th century BCE prophet.  A priestly prophet, concerned for God’s holiness and name; a man who seems to have spent time in exile in Babylon, among people who had […]