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St. Augustine's Chapel at Vanderbilt

Feb 18, 2019

Think about your own lives and the stories you have lived by since you were a kid. What is the narrative you constructed as a little kid to make sense of it all? Has it been defeating or limiting or constricting? No prison is more secure than the one you have placed yourself in. What story do you want to live?...


Feb 12, 2019

How are we supposed to lead in a system full of injustice, oppression, grieving, joy, birth, death and life? If you want to fish for people, remember yourself. Let the coals touch your lips and remember you are God’s people called to go into this world, into these complex systems, with truth and love, and change...


Feb 4, 2019

Love, in its essence, means welcoming everyone in words and actions saying, I’m so happy you are here. I’m truly glad you exist. Sermon begins at 12:40.


Jan 28, 2019

The news has not changed in all of time; the prophets knew this and preached it and Jesus knew it and preached it, too. Proclaim justice and good news. Set whatever is captive free. Live into freedom. And dance. Dance as we rejoice in the work we have done together. This is when we are free. Sermon begins at 14:15.

 


Jan 22, 2019

Reflections on the recent trip to Rwanda and the non-violent movement of King’s vision. For hate or for love—what shall we stand for? The times we failed to be willing to go stand in the fields, we have not made our religion practical or relevant. We have let the weeds remain in the field and walked away from our...