Pride Sermon by Laurel Dykstra

The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost – Pride Day August 3rd, 2014 Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver Laurel Dykstra is a community-based scholar with a long history in intentional communities and the radical discipleship movement. Her justice work focuses on issues of urban poverty; the activism of children, youth and families; challenging white privilege; and Queer and […]

Wild Church: Plumb Lines and Prophets

Proper 10(15) C Amos 7:7-17 By Matthew Humphrey “See I am setting a plumb line in the midst of my people.” So Amos prophecies in today’s lectionary reading. This shepherd-turned prophet emerges from South of the Border to unleash a fiery word upon Israel and King Jeroboam. Like Hosea before him, he professes, “I was […]

Wild Lectionary: Guided by the Spirit

Third Sunday After Pentecost Proper 8(13) Galatians 5:1, 13-25 By Christy Thomson I recently returned from a month-long work trip to Europe where I spent some time in Slovenia facilitating a training. My work as a trainer and mentor for ANFT (Association of Nature and Forest Therapy guides and programs) is rewarding, challenging and gives […]

Wild Lectionary: Guerilla Exegesis

Pentecost 2C The Demon Legion By Obery Hendricks An excerpt from “Guerilla Exegesis: ‘Struggle’ As A Scholarly Vocation,” Libertating Biblical Study (Cascade, 2011). Guerrilla exegesis is transgressive. Irreverent. Asks questions: Silly Wabbit, how can the possessive demonic presence called “Legion” in Mark 5, the occupying presence tht wrought the bitter pathology of oppression in Mark’s […]

Wild Lectionary: The Trinity, An Invitation

Trinity Sunday C Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 Psalm 8:4-9 Romans 5:1-5 John 16:12-15 By Rev. Dr. Victoria Marie Several years ago, Sarah and I were on a Global Awareness Through Experience or GATE program in Mexico. One of the places we visited was a café-general store and guest house in Cholula (Mexico) run by an Aztec […]

Wild Lectionary: Pentecost

Pentecost, Year C Acts 2 By Wes Howard Brook and Sue Ferguson Johnson “In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young people shall see visions, and your old people shall dream dreams.” (Acts […]

Wild Lectionary: God’s Own Pocket

Easter 6C Revelation 21:10; 21:22-22:5 And in the spirit he carried me to a great, high mountain and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God…I saw no temple in the city. by Rev LeAnn Blackert Forty-five minutes into our hike, we crest the last steep stretch and find ourselves […]

Wild Lectionary: Trees, a Gift for All or Entitlement for Some?

Easter 5C 5th Revelation 21:1-6 John 13:31-35 By Rev. Dr. Victoria Marie And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “See, the home of God is among mortals.” I […]