Rights to the Jesus Franchise

February 28th, 2019 By punkpriest

Rights to  the Jesus Franchise Lectionary Readings for Sunday, March 2, 2019: Sirach 27:4-7, I Corinthians 15: 54-58 and Luke 6:42: “How can you say to your brother or sister, ‘Brother, Sister, let me take the splinter out of your eye,’ when  you don’t see the log in your own eye? You deceive yourselves! First […]

Peniel, March 2019

February 26th, 2019 By punkpriest

Journal of An Alien Street Priest On Ash Wednesday we will walk along both Polk and Haight Streets carrying ashes for anointing for any one, but in particular those who live on the street. We  will have their heads turned  away, some will be express their anger at us, but the anger is not at […]

The Winter of Our Lives

February 25th, 2019 By punkpriest

The Winter of Our Lives! Today I wrote in my private journal, something I would like to share:     “The liturgy today speaks of the winter of our lives, ‘when we too experience the winter of our lives may we find courage to let go and trust in your guiding, warming light.” I feel like I […]

Walking the Borderlands–Up the Mountain of Hope

February 23rd, 2019 By punkpriest

Living on the Borderlands–Up the Mountain of Hope-Feast of the Transfiguration Description of faith “11 Faith is the reality of what we hope for, the proof of what we don’t see. 2 The elders in the past were approved because they showed faith. Acts of faith by God’s people 3 By faith we understand that the universe has […]

Putting Away the Sword

February 22nd, 2019 By punkpriest

Putting Your Sword (Facebook, Twitter, Snap chat, You Tube)  Away! I Sm 26:2, 7-9, 12-13, 22-23; I Corinthians 15:45-49; Luke 6:27-38 Luke 6:37-38 Common English Bible (CEB) 37 “Don’t judge, and you won’t be judged. Don’t condemn, and you won’t be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 38 Give, and it will be given to you. […]

The Art of Dying Well By Katy Butler

February 20th, 2019 By punkpriest

The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide to the End of Life By Katy Butler Katy Butler presents a great book on preparing for our deaths early, and how we can die well.  In our society many do not see death very often. One funeral director told me that more and more people simply […]

Unfolding and Uncertain Journey

February 20th, 2019 By punkpriest

The Unfolding and Uncertain Journey A blind man is healed “22 Jesus and his disciples came to Bethsaida. Some people brought a blind man to Jesus and begged him to touch and heal him. 23 Taking the blind man’s hand, Jesus led him out of the village. After spitting on his eyes and laying his hands on […]

Wisdom Walking

February 17th, 2019 By punkpriest

Wisdom Walking: Pilgrimage is A Way of Life Gil Stafford Fr. Stafford, an Episcopal Priest, writes of our lives as a pilgrimage. He uses walking long distances, particularly in Ireland, as a symbol of that pilgrimage.  Walking for Stafford is a way in which to pilgrimage in his own life. Stafford sees our pilgrimage as […]

Book Review

February 17th, 2019 By punkpriest

The Disfiguration of Nature: What the Caring for the Environment is Inherently Conservative By James G. Krueger James Krueger presents the thesis that issues around environmental  issues has been clouded by all the “ism’s”, and that people should come together leaving aside their view points for the common goal of the preservation of nature.  For […]

Turning Our Woes Around!

February 16th, 2019 By punkpriest

Turn the Woes Around! ““But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation. But woe to you who are filled now, for you will be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will grieve and weep. Woe to you when all speak well of you, for their ancestors treated […]