Tag: integrity

Renaming

The man asked him, “What is your name?” “Jacob,” he answered. Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.” -from Genesis 32 We started this story in the Garden of Eden, asking this question: what are you made of? The way you answer…

Community of Integrity

One thing I ask from the Lord,     this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord     all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord     and to seek him in his temple. -from Psalm 27 Before I really get started on this sermon about integrity, let me note two…

Transmission

Then Jesus’ mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to call him. A crowd was sitting around him, and they told him, “Your mother and brothers are outside looking for you.” “Who are my mother and my brothers?” he asked. Then he looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, “Here are my mother…

On Integrity

{As published in the Wilmington News Journal on July 11th, 2014} Do not swear an oath at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne; or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one…

How Should Quakers Run A Business?

Yesterday, Craig and I went to the Farmer’s Market. As is our custom when surrounded by healthful and delicious produce from all around Clinton County, Craig’s first stop was at the Pickard’s booth, because we can’t leave without some of Nancy’s cookies. We aren’t immune to the charms of vegetables, but those cookies are amazing. So, Craig asked for four…