All posts by: Wil

What Are You Hungry For? Money. Sex. Power.

Today’s readings come from the Women’s Lectionary Year W Proper 9: 1 Samuel 2:12–17, 22–25; Psalm 49:1–2, 5–9, 16–17; 1 Timothy 6:6–16; Luke 16:10–13 The sermon may be viewed at All Saints Kauai. The message begins at 26 minutes. It’s good to be back on my island home. Much mahalo to Kahu Kawika for the more »... Read More

Prayer for Jerusalem and Gaza

God of Peace, God of Justice, We pray for the dying and the dead. We pray for the grieving and the suffering. We pray for the violent and their victims. We pray for the dignity and security of all peoples. We pray for a peace that is just and equitable. We pray for the people more »... Read More

AmeriKKKa is a Racist Nation

America, AmeriKKKa, is a racist country. The United States is a racist nation. It is a white supremacist construct. This nation was built by the stolen labor of enslaved Africans on stolen land and cemented by the under-compensated torturous labor of abused Chinese immigrants. The working class and middle class built on this foundation –with more »... Read More

The Mark of Cain: Marked for Death, Marked for Life

Let us pray: In the name of God whose mercy is just and whose justice is merciful. Amen. (Audio on multiple platforms available here.) To be black in America is to bear the Mark of Cain, not because God turned Cain black for his sin as generations of racist biblical interpreters proclaimed, but because this more »... Read More

DMX: In Memoriam

Our saints are ragged, like this world we walk upon. Our saints are broken, like the hearts that venerate them. Our saints are fleeting, like the memories that fade. Our saints are eternal, like the art they create.  Our saints are ours, like the culture those others try to steal. Our saints belong to us, we who share their wounds, their hopes, their more »... Read More

Daybreak Earthquake Jailbreak at Hell’s Gate

Pleasant Hope, I was looking forward to being with you in person last year. I am grateful that we and technology found a way for me to be with you on this most holy day though I still hope for an in person visit. Know that I am praying with and for you during the more »... Read More

You Can Keep That Crown: Palm Sunday

(Sermon begins 1:57:46) In the Liturgy of the Palms we read: Matthew 21:5 “Tell the daughter of Zion, ‘Look, your sovereign is coming to you, humble, and mounted on a donkey…’” In Isaiah 45, an optional reading for the day, we hear: 7 Thus says the Faithful One, the Redeemer of Israel, God’s holy one, more »... Read More

Rainbow Theology in the Episcopal Church

[Opening remarks at the Rainbow Theology workshop of the Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes, for March 2021. Thanks to co-panelist Patrick Cheng for use of his book cover.] Human beings contain multitudes, multiverses, like our Creator. That she, he, they, One who is three, seven, twelve, many is ultimately inarticulable yet mysteriously, in some way more »... Read More

A Merry Covid Christmas

My thoughts on finding joy this Christmas season for NBC Think. ... Read More

Advent Anticipations: A Waiting Time

Let us pray: We are waiting We are waiting in the dark We are waiting in the holy darkness We are waiting in the womb of God Between this Advent and the next We wait Sunday120620 from Trinity Episcopal on Vimeo. We are waiting. We are waiting for Christmas. We are waiting for the end more »... Read More